A trillion dollars a year! We’re in the middle of a global economic and environmental meltdown, yet this is how much our governments are handing out to dirty energy,the richest industry on earth. It’s madness, but finally a few bold countries are speaking out.
New Zealand, Mexico, and Switzerland are leading a call for action at a meeting of world leaders in Rio in June. Slashing these scandalous subsidies now is crucial to saving our planet. But the polluters have a powerful grip over many of our governments. Only massive global public support can drown out the lobbyists of big oil, coal and gas — it’s what our people-powered movement was born to do.
The agenda for Rio is being finalised now — this meeting could be our last chance to avert climate catastrophe. Let’s give our champions the political teeth they need to stop this trillion dollar trickery. Sign the urgent petition to stop our government’s colossal collusion with polluters:Συνέχεια →
LARGO, FL — In a shocking decision delivered Feb 28th, President Obama’s Security and Exchange Commission ruled that PepsiCo’s use of aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to produce flavor enhancers falls under «ordinary business operations.»
The letter signed by Attorney Brian Pitko of the SEC Office of Chief Counsel was sent in response to a 36-page document submitted by PepsiCo attorneys in January, 2012. In that filing, PepsiCo pleaded with the SEC to reject the Shareholder’s Resolution filed in October 2011 that the company «adopt a corporate policy that recognizes human rights and employs ethical standards which do not involve using the remains of aborted human beings in both private and collaborative research and development agreements.»
PepsiCo lead attorney George A. Schieren noted that the resolution should be excluded because it «deals Συνέχεια →