As congressional leaders try to resolve the differences between the House- and Senate-passed farm bills, on February 19th 60 House members signed a bipartisan letter to House leaders urging them to support the Senate bill's $5.1 billion increase in funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conservation programs. The House farm bill provided almost
Read More… 60 House Members Support $5.1 Billion In New Conservation Funding In Farm Bill
On February 28th, The Humane Society of the United States and its international arm, Humane Society International, applauded new regulations on elephant management announced by the South African government.
The new regulations will ban the capture of elephants for commercial exhibition facilities such as elephant back safari industries or circuses, prohibit the import and
Read More… The HSUS/HSI Applauds New Regulations On Elephant Management In South Africa, Warns Against Culling
On February 8th, a federal appeals court ruled that a rulemaking by the Environmental Protection Agency violates the Clean Air Act by evading mandatory cuts in toxic mercury pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants violates the law. The decision invalidates the agency's so-called "Clean Air Mercury Rule," which would have allowed dangerously high
Read More… Court Rules EPA Violated The Law By Evading Required Power Plant Mercury Reductions
>The Humane Society of the United States commends international fashion house BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP for pledging to end the sale of fur by Fall 2008. The decision comes following a meeting between representatives of The HSUS and the influential fashion group.The new policy will be adopted by BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, which encompasses a portfolio of fifteen brands including
Read More… BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP Praised By The Humane Society Of The United States For Going Fur-Free
Three of the world's largest financial institutions announced today the formation of The Carbon Principles, climate change related investment guidelines for financial institutions and power companies investing in energy projects in the United States. The Principles commit institutions to take a portfolio approach to energy investments, prioritizing energy efficiency and renewables, and institute a
Read More… Environmental Defense Works With Banks To Push Power Companies To Cut Carbon Emissions And Invest In Alternative Energy
Since October, 790,486 Californians have signed petitions in support of an anti-cruelty ballot initiative, and today, the group leading the effort submitted those signatures to county election offices. Californians for Humane Farms, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, Farm Sanctuary and other animal protection groups, family farmers, veterinarians and public health
Read More… Nearly 800,000 Signatures Turned In To Qualify Anti-Cruelty Measure For November Ballot
A promising new technology called carbon capture and storage (CCS) could significantly reduce global warming pollution from coal-fired plants and other industrial processes, but only if properly regulated. That was the conclusion of testimony during a recent hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources by a Texas-based energy policy specialist.
Read More… Energy Policy Specialist Tells Senate Committee New Technology To Cut Global Warming Pollution Could Work If Properly Regulated