The climate is in crisis. Under the leadership of longtime climate champion former Congressman Henry Waxman, Mighty is building a global movement for action.

European Tire & Rubber Manufacturers Plan to Put More Vehicles on the Roads in Response to Covid-19


Proposal for an EU-funded vehicle renewal scheme would likely increase car ownership and could pose serious public health risks

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Mighty Earth joins call for Green Recovery for EU Agriculture


EU should publish its new "Farm to Fork" strategy to transition European agriculture towards a greener, healthier future.

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Mighty Earth Chairman Henry Waxman Responds to Trump Administration’s Fuel Efficiency Rollbacks


In response to the Trump Administration's rollback of Obama era fuel efficiency rules, Mighty Earth Chairman, Henry Waxman, has released a statement.

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Architects, Engineers, Builders, and Activists Declare 2030 Must Become the New 2050 in the Climate Emergency


Steel and concrete industries targeted by their top customers for dramatic GHG emissions reductions in next ten years

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Tax Giveaways to Dirty Biodiesel Will Accelerate Climate Change


A $15 billion mistake that will worsen the twin crises of climate change and mass extinction

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New Investigation: Sumitomo Corporation’s Dirty Energy Investments Highlight Japan’s Failure to Act on Climate


As the international community gathers in Madrid to discuss next steps in the fight against global climate change, a new report is exposing how Japan’s policies are empowering a major corporation that embraces and invests in dirty energy sources like coal and biomass.

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Cargill’s Uninspiring Climate Commitment


Successful implementation is a less likely outcome than another pained acknowledgement that they will fail to meet the goal

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Mighty Earth, ArcelorMittal, Lendlease, Daimler, HSBC & Others Launch ResponsibleSteel™, The World’s First Sustainability Standard For The Steel Industry


ResponsibleSteel's Executive Director calls Mighty Earth "critical" in development of new standard

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Global Finance Leader HSBC Calls for Carbon-Neutral Steel


Steel is currently the largest source of industrial carbon emissions.

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Breakthrough Embodied Carbon Tool for Construction Only A First Step Toward Market Transformation


We are going to need all kinds of technical solutions -- like EC3 -- to reduce embodied carbon from construction.

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House Legislation Would Extend Corporate Giveaways for Forest-Destroying Bioenergy


Solving the climate crisis requires the leadership to not only advance solutions but to also reject false ones

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New Investment By Largest Steel Producer in U.S. Proves Clean Energy Can Power Heavy Industry


Switching to clean electricity is good for business, good for the climate, and good for clean energy jobs.

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NYC Activists call on Cargill to Stop the Amazon Fires & Embrace Regenerative Agriculture


Brands can continue sourcing from Cargill, or they can maintain a reputation as environmental leaders -- but they can't do both.

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Global Architecture Community Sets Ambitious New Target: Zero Emissions by 2040


The global architecture community is coming together to embrace an exciting vision

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To Save the Climate, Grocery Stores Must Stop Stocking Deforestation


We don't have the luxury of trusting corporate pledges anymore. It's time for real, concrete action. Not one year from now, not 10 years from now. Right now.

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World Green Building Council Sounds the Alarm on Embodied Carbon


Without urgent action immediately, embodied carbon will be responsible for at least half of total new construction emissions between now and 2050. There is no time to lose.

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Global Day of Action for the Amazon


On September 5, activists across the world joined the Global Day of Action for the Amazon to hold governments and companies that stand to profit from the fires in the Amazon accountable for their role in this environmental destruction.

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The Companies Behind the Burning of the Amazon


New analysis from Mighty Earth shows the incentives for the Amazon's destruction come from international agribusinesses like JBS and Cargill.

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Mighty Earth and NGO’s urge the EU to end complicity in the Amazon Fires


Mighty Earth joined today a host of other civil society organizations, pleading the EU to step up to the plate and address its own complicity in current Amazon fires & deforestation crisis.

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Mighty Earth responds to the Fires in the Amazon


As the Amazon continues to burn at a record rate, Mighty Earth CEO Glenn Hurowitz has released a statement.

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New Report: Steel Industry Vulnerable, Must Prepare for Decarbonization


Top 20 companies are not on pace to hit critical emissions reductions needed for 1.5-degree threshold

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Mighty Earth responds to deforestation spike in the Amazon


New government data shows that 1,345 sq km of the Brazilian Amazon have been cleared in the month of July alone, an area greater than the city of Los Angeles. In response to this announcement, Mighty Earth CEO Glenn Hurowitz released a statement.

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Judge Cargill on Implementation, Not Commitments


At this point, it’s irresponsible to take Cargill at their word. Cargill should be judged on implementation, not commitments.

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Cargill Named “Worst Company in the World”


New report documents US-based agribusiness giant's "ineptitude and incoherence at a grand scale."

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Mighty Earth to Help Set Environmental, Climate Standards for Steel


Environmental organization joins ResponsibleSteel, which will set standards and certification plans for industry by 2020

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Mighty Earth Calls on Private Sector to Address Devastating Climate Impacts


"Just because government isn’t doing its job doesn’t mean the job doesn’t have to be done."

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In Rare Instance, Environmentalists Agree with Scott Pruitt’s EPA: Lower Biodiesel Mandates


It’s a shame that Pruitt is backing away from his agency’s proposal to reduce biodiesel levels. We don’t agree with the EPA on much of anything, but we did agree on this.

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Environmental group cries “fowl” over biodiesel event


The National Biodiesel Board offered Congressional members and staff free French fries today, but the group’s touting of used cooking oil misrepresents the real-world reality of biodiesel production. Environmentalists and their animal ‘friends’ attended the event to share information about the strong links between biodiesel and deforestation.

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Henry Waxman, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club and Others Urge EPA and Congress to Reduce Biofuel Mandates


A growing coalition of environmental and anti-hunger groups, including former Congressman Henry Waxman, now chairman of Mighty Earth, urged the EPA today to reconsider and reduce mandates for conventional, food-based biofuels. Over 40,000 individuals also commented to EPA in support of reducing volume levels.

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France announces new five-year climate plan that puts end to “imported deforestation” of products like palm oil and soy


Last week, Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot laid out France’s new “climate plan” which includes greater efforts to protect the world’s tropical rainforests in the Amazon, West Africa, and Southeast Asia.

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Mighty Earth Calls Out EPA on Dirty Biofuels Proposal


A proposal released last week by the EPA includes troubling news for tropical forests and other ecosystems threatened by encroaching industrial agriculture.

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Major Anti-Climate Provision Added to the Omnibus Appropriations Bill


“Just because Congress says burning trees for electricity is carbon neutral doesn’t mean that it is. This provision repeats some of the same mistakes in the Renewable Fuel Standard that has had massive unintended negative consequences for forests, the climate, and consumers. By incentivizing dirty energy, this policy will disadvantage truly clean renewables like wind and solar. "

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Victory: Biomass Loophole Removed from Legislation


BREAKING: the proposed amendment to federal legislation that would incentivize burning of biomass by declaring it “carbon-neutral” seems to be officially dead.

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PGE Tests Biomass at Boardman Coal Plant


Today, the Sierra Club released a report analyzing a proposal from Portland General Electric (PGE) to convert the state’s last coal plant in Boardman, Oregon into one of the world’s largest biomass facilities. The report finds that the proposal may pose major implications for air quality, forest health, and carbon reduction goals.

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Biomass Campaign Heats Up


As a massive Oregon power plant gears up to convert from burning coal to burning trees, a Congressional fight over whether or not forest biomass is carbon neutral is more than just theoretical.

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Waxman blasts egregious biomass rider


Former California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman is criticizing language in the fiscal 2017 Interior Department and U.S. EPA spending bill he said would amount to a "loophole" that ignores carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of biomass for energy.

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Automakers need to stick with fuel efficiency plan


The U.S. auto industry has met President Barack Obama’s tough fuel economy and carbon pollution standards. But rather than celebrating this triumph of American engineering and using it as a platform to achieve needed new gains, some auto companies want to roll back the next phase of tougher emissions and efficiency standards.

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How the Paris Climate Agreement Supercharges the Clean Air Act


A group of leading law professors who work on climate have published a game-changing new legal analysis. It finds that the Paris climate agreement unlocks a previously unused Clean Air Act provision that enables broad authority to use market-based mechanisms to reduce carbon pollution nationwide.

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