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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Friends of the Earth Reaction to G7 Announcement

WASHINGTON -
This morning, G7 nations softened commitments to phase out public financing for international fossil fuels, rolling back the commitment made at COP26 in Glasgow last year.
 
In response, Kate DeAngelis, International Finance Program Manager for Friends of the Earth U.S., issued this statement:
 
“Public support for gas infrastructure is not the climate presidency Joe Biden promised. Climate activists will not sit idly by while our tax dollars lock in another generation of extraction. The G7 countries are failing as true climate leaders by abandoning their Glasgow commitments and holding up LNG as an energy response.
 
"Thirty-nine countries and institutions came together last year to set a new direction, but today these nations are weakening the very agreement they reached. The United States is the largest historical contributor to the global climate crisis, yet the Administration is encouraging the build out of fossil fuel infrastructure both domestically and internationally.”  
 
This communique is more evidence of Special Envoy Amos Hochstein’s fossil fuel diplomacy, the subject of a FOIA request filed by Friends of the Earth. The State Department recently relented and granted expedited processing as a result of our lawsuit.

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