Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth is the U.S. voice of the world's largest grassroots environmental network, with member groups in 77 countries. Since 1969, Friends of the Earth has fought to create a more healthy, just world.

Releases by this organization

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Sunday, September 17, 2017
Trump’s Paris Decision is Not Climate Action
The Wall Street Journal reported that Donald Trump changed his mind and decided to keep the United States in the legal architecture of the Paris Agreement. The White House denied that they are changing their position on the Paris agreement. The Wall Street Journal also reported that the U.S. would...
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Friday, August 25, 2017
Watchdogs to Senate: Oppose Sam Clovis at USDA
A coalition of 54 farming, food, consumer and environmental organizations and companies today delivered a letter to Senators voicing their strong opposition to Sam Clovis’ nomination to be the Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics at the US Department of Agriculture. As...
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Zinke Reckless National Monuments Decision Hands Public Lands To Oil And Gas Industry
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced he will recommend “unspecified boundary adjustments for some monuments” under review, reported the AP. In response to the Secretary’s vague announcement, Ben Schreiber, Senior Political Strategist at Friends of the Earth , issued the following...
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Monday, August 21, 2017
Secret NAFTA Talks Wind Down: People And The Planet Put At Risk
The first round of secret negotiations on a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington, D.C. was expected to conclude yesterday, Sunday August 20. This week, Friends of the Earth released a blog entitled: 10 ways that Trump’s new NAFTA threatens people and the planet. Bill Waren...
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Monday, August 07, 2017
Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club File Formal Intervention with SC Public Service Commission Concerning SCE&G’s “Abandonment Plan” for Canceled Nuclear Reactor Construction Project
In an effort to protect ratepayers and advocate for alternative energy, Friends of the Earth and the Sierra Club today filed a formal intervention against a proposal from South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) to abandon its troubled nuclear construction project and charge ratepayers $2.2...
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Monday, July 24, 2017
Bernhardt’s Confirmation as DOI Deputy Secretary a Victory for Oil and Gas Interests
The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm David Bernhardt as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior today, despite his long history working as a lobbyist for Big Oil and Big Ag. Bernhardt’s clients have included CITGO, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and the Independent Petroleum...
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Friday, July 21, 2017
Food Safety and Environmental Organizations Call on EPA to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides
A coalition of food safety and environmental groups will deliver hundreds of thousands of public comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, urging the agency to ban neonicotinoid pesticides--a leading cause of pollinator decline and massive bee die-offs. The agency will close...
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Friday, July 14, 2017
Friends of the Earth Seeks Ethics Documents for Key Interior Trump Appointee
Friends of the Earth today filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for information on James Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary of DOI. Friends of the Earth is asking DOI to produce any ethics agreements, recusal agreements and ethics waivers, as well...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Shareholder Resolution Calls on Kroger (NYSE: KR) to Appoint Independent Board Chair, Groups Also Urge Company to Eliminate Bee-Killing Pesticides
On Thursday, June 22, members of SumOfUs, Friends of the Earth, Pollinator Stewardship Council, and the Ohio Ecological Food & Farming Association, in collaboration with food, farming and environmental organizations, will host a press conference to discuss a widespread effort urging retail...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
U.S. Exit from Paris Agreement will Accelerate Climate Crisis
In a highly dramatized Rose Garden event, Donald Trump today announced that the U.S. will begin the process of leaving the Paris climate agreement. Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth, U.S., issued the following statement: Today, Donald Trump turned the fate of the planet into a reality T...
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