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U.S. Government Finance Agency Curbs Coal Support

Blog Post | December 13, 2013 | Doug Norlen
Today, the Directors of the U.S. Government’s largest trade promotion agency, the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), approved restrictions on financing for coal plants abroad. In doing so, the Ex-Im...

How to Build a Grassroots Climate Change Movement in China

Blog Post | November 4, 2013 | Domenique Zuber
Zhao Zhong joined Pacific Environment’s China team one year ago. After a successful career at the helm of Green Camel Bell, a grassroots environmental group based in Gansu Province,...

Halting U.S. Financing for Coal Abroad

Blog Post | October 9, 2013 | Doug Norlen
This summer was big for our efforts to halt public financing for fossil fuel projects. In June, President Obama launched a Climate Action Plan that calls for a partial ban...

What’s Up With China’s Air?

Blog Post | October 3, 2013 | Kristen McDonald
I hear that a lot these days from my friends in the U.S., along with expressions of concern for my health whenever I travel to China. It is nice...

Court Upholds Shell's Oil Spill Plans Despite Serious Questions

Press Release | August 5, 2013
Today, the U.S. District Court in Alaska ruled the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement complied with the law when it approved Shell Oil’s plans for preventing and cleaning...

Lawsuit Challenges Federal Financing of Coal Exports

Press Release | July 31, 2013
Suit charges taxpayer-backed U.S. Export-Import Bank with failure to assess environmental impacts of its dirty-fuel exports