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Goldman Prize winners meet with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

April 24, 2010

The 2010 Goldman Prize recipients met with US EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson at EPA headquarters in Washington, DC. Each prize winner had the opportunity to discuss their specific environmental work with her, and she provided insight into how her administration would be tackling some key issues in the coming months.

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Goldman Prize Winners meet Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in Washington, DC

April 22, 2010

Following the Goldman Prize ceremony in San Francisco, the 2010 recipients took off for meetings and events in Washington, DC, including the annual Congressional Luncheon on Capitol Hill hosted by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Earth Day. Senator Barbara Boxer attended, as well, along with Congressman Xavier Becerra, Congressman Steve Cohen, Congresswoman Susan…

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Prize recipients celebrate at the San Francisco Ceremony

April 21, 2010

On April 19, the Goldman Prize winners were awarded the 2010 Prize before a 3000-person audience at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House. Highlights included an address by Douglas Goldman, performances by Senegalese star Baaba Maal, and master of ceremonies duties masterfully handled by actor and environmentalist Peter Coyote.

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Announcing the 2010 Goldman Prize recipients

April 20, 2010

Representing a diverse selection of regions and environmental issues, this year’s Goldman Prize recipients are leaders whose critical work is being recognized on the global stage. Learn about each recipient by clicking the links below. Back row (from left to right): Lynn Henning (USA); Humberto Ríos Labrada (Cuba); Randall Arauz (Costa Rica) Front row: Thuli…

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Shell ordered to re-route Corrib gas pipeline away from Rossport, Ireland

November 4, 2009

In a stunning victory for the citizens’ campaign led in part by 2007 Prize recipient Willie Corduff and the other members of the Rossport Five, Ireland’s planning board has ordered Shell to re-route the planned Corrib gas pipeline away from the community of Rossport due to the risks the project would pose to the health…

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Prize recipients named "Heroes of the Environment"

September 28, 2009

Time Magazine has featured four 2009 Goldman Prize recipients in their annual “Heroes of the Environment” issue, further spreading the word about their critical work on behalf of the planet. Read about Olga Speranskaya, Marc Ona, Rizwana Hasan, and Yuyun Ismawati on the Time website.

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EPA to re-evaluate mountaintop removal coal mining

September 4, 2009

The voices of the thousands of Appalachians living with contaminated drinking water have finally been amplified over the past several days with a long-overdue announcement about halting mountaintop removal permits from the EPA and a widely-discussed New York Times story on Sunday about the devastating effects of coal-tainted water. Goldman Prize recipients Maria Gunnoe (2009)…

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Army can go forward with weapons incineration

August 20, 2009

The Army has been approved by a U.S. District judge to go forward with its plans to incinerate World War II-era chemical weapons, dealing a huge blow to the 20 citizens’ groups that opposed the incineration in a lawsuit. Craig Williams’s Chemical Weapons Working Group was the plaintiff in the case against the U.S. Department…

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"Crude" hits theatres nationwide

August 14, 2009

Crude, a compelling new documentary film about 2008 Goldman Prize recipients Pablo Fajardo and Luis Yanza’s fight for environmental justice in the Ecuadorian Amazon, screens across the country starting this September.  After garnering praise at film festivals around the world, the film is now set for wider distribution, giving the people and organizations involved in…

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Marina Silva to seek Brazilian presidency?

August 10, 2009

Rumors are swirling that Brazil’s former environment minister and 1996 Goldman Prize recipient Marina Silva is being courted by her country’s Green Party in order to make it possible for her to run for president in 2010. Reuters and others are reporting that Marina Silva, 1996 Goldman Prize recipient, is considering a move from the…

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