When people can voice their concerns, those in power will make better and more effective decisions. We and partners promote the right to publicly weigh in on local projects and regulations. We promote indigenous participation in the creation of international laws. And we help people seek justice in courts when they have been harmed by pollution.

Save Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from the U.S. Government

Blog Post | December 21, 2012 | Doug Norlen
Did you know that the U.S. government is slated to finance a massive dirty fossil fuel project that will damage Australia’s world-famous Great Barrier Reef—home to sea turtles, dugongs,...

Lawsuit Targets Funding for Energy Project in Great Barrier Reef

Press Release | December 13, 2012
Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s nearly $3 billion in financing for a massive Australian fossil fuel facility in the Great Barrier Reef World...

Tweeting Shuts Down Polluter

Blog Post | October 1, 2012 | Domenique Zuber
Mao Ge Uses the Power of Social Media to Fight Water Pollution in China. Mao Ge was walking along the Xiangtan River near his home of Xiangtan, Hunan Province,...

Lawsuit Launched for U.S. Energy Subsidy in Great Barrier Reef

Press Release | August 2, 2012
Three conservation groups initiated a legal challenge today to the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s nearly $3 billion in financing for two massive fossil-fuel facilities in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Construction...

Russian Community Seeks Resettlement for Sakhalin II Project

Press Release | July 31, 2012
Today, residents living adjacent to a highly polluting liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) plant and oil and gas export terminals on Sakhalin Island, Russia, filed a complaint against Royal...

Fed Finances Coal Export

Press Release | May 23, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – The Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), a federal government trade promotion agency, voted to provide $90 million in financing to the top U.S. coal...