News Releases

  • University of Vermont Becomes 11th School to Remove Kimberly-Clark Products Due To Environmentally Destructive Forest Policies

    July 6, 2010

    The University of Vermont confirmed today the removal of all Kimberly-Clark products from campus, joining 11 other universities and colleges that have removed products from tissue giant Kimberly-Clark (K-C), parent company to Kleenex and Scott brands, because the company sources paper fiber from the North American Boreal forest--one of our last remaining ancient forests.

  • The Real Cancer Cure: A Dioxin Prevention Plan

    July 6, 2010

    Today, Greenpeace reiterated its call on the EPA to implement a Dioxin Emergency Action Plan to prevent the creation and release of dioxin. This was in response to the pending and alarming EPA report, which states that the cancer risk from dioxin exposure may now be as high as one in 100.

  • University of Vermont Becomes 11th School to Remove Kimberly-Clark Products Due To Environmentally Destructive Forest Policies

    July 6, 2010

    The University of Vermont confirmed today the removal of all Kimberly-Clark products from campus, joining 11 other universities and colleges that have removed products from tissue giant Kimberly-Clark (K-C), parent company to Kleenex and Scott brands, because the company sources paper fiber from the North American Boreal forest--one of our last remaining ancient forests.

  • School Bus Impaled By Incinerator Smoke Stack Arrives At New EPA Headquarters

    July 6, 2010

    Protesting the EPA's refusal to shut down the Waste Technologies Incinerator (WTI) in East Liverpool, Ohio, activists are blocking the agency’s entrance using a school bus impaled by a mock incinerator smokestack. The stack is blowing steam into the air and the bus is covered in banners reading "Clinton/Gore-Our children are being poisoned."

  • British Court Rules Direct Action OK Because Global Warming Risks So Bad

    July 6, 2010

    A British Court today acquitted six Greenpeace volunteers for attempting to shut down a coal-fired power plant in Kent on the grounds that they had a "lawful excuse" because the coal plant was causing so much property damage around the world due to global warming that it exceeded the property damage done through shutting operations of the coal plant.The Maidstone Crown Court heard testimony from NASA climate expert James Hansen, an Inuit leader from Greenland and the British Conservative Party’s environment adviser. The jury was told that the Kingsnorth Power Plant emits 20,000 tons of CO2 every day - the same amount as the 30 least polluting countries in the world combined – and that the British Government had advanced plans to build a new coal-fired power station next to the existing site on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent.

  • Congressional Leaders Stand With Small Business Owners at a “Pledge for the Climate” Press Conference

    July 6, 2010

    Amid calls to expand offshore drilling that would deepen America’s dependence on fossil fuels and exacerbate the global warming crisis, Representatives Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Yvette Clarke of New York, and Raul Grijalva of Arizona will call for real solutions to global warming at a press conference on Tuesday, September 9, 2008. The representatives, members of the House Committee on Small Business, will join two business owners representing 3,300 small businesses nationwide that are petitioning Congress to enact science-based solutions to the global warming crisis that reduce the country’s dependence on oil, create jobs, and leave a clean environment for our children.

  • EPA Investigator Refers Criminal Probe On WTI

    July 6, 2010

    Greenpeace has received an internal document showing that three days after he filed his report, the EPA Ombudsman notified the EPA's Criminal Investigation Division (CID) that a criminal investigation may be warranted into the WTI toxic waste incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio.