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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Friday, February 19, 2021
As the Us Re-Enters Paris Agreement, Friends of the Earth Federation Urges Biden Administration to Do Fair Share of Climate Action
The re-entry of the United States into the Paris Agreement takes effect today. Friends of the Earth International, along with Friends of the Earth U.S., Sahabat Alam Malaysia/Friends of the Earth Malaysia, and Friends of the Earth Europe, released the following statements in response: Karen...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Kerry Announces End to International Fossil Fuel Financing
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry announced a plan to end U.S. public international fossil fuel financing at the World Economic Forum today. The announcement is expected to be included in an Executive Order from President Biden today. In the past five years, the U.S. International...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Friends of the Earth Calls New Federal Lands and Waters Moratorium 'a Critical First Step'
President Biden issued broad Executive Orders to tackle the climate crisis and environmental injustice today. Among the important issues being addressed by President Biden's Executive Orders are a moratorium on all new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters, as well as a goal to preserve...
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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Trump's Parting Gift To Big Oil
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has finalized its “fair access” rule today, designed to protect oil companies from lenders making informed decisions based on climate risk and the dwindling economic prospects of dirty energy. This comes only ten days after the closing of the comment...
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Monday, December 21, 2020
Biden Must Make Climate Central To His Export and Development Agency Picks
52 non-governmental organizations sent a letter establishing criteria for the Biden Administration to select candidates at export and development finance agencies. The signatories to the letter include Friends of the Earth U.S., Greenpeace USA, Rainforest Action Network, and the Center for...
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Thursday, December 03, 2020
70+ Organizations Oppose CARB Chair Mary Nichols for EPA
Over 70 organizations, led by California-based environmental justice groups, sent a letter to President-Elect Biden on Tuesday urging him to reject Mary Nichols as a prospective nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Nichols has served as the Chair of the California Air Resources...
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Monday, November 30, 2020
Taking Shell To Court: Groundbreaking Dutch Climate Litigation Case Begins
The groundbreaking Dutch climate case against Shell reaches the courtroom this December, with public hearings on 1, 3, 15 and 17 in The Hague, Netherlands. If successful, this court case would rule that Shell must reduce its CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Friends of the...
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
160+ Organizations Urge President-Elect Biden to Withdraw Heidi Heitkamp from Consideration for USDA Secretary
A coalition of more than 160 environmental, food justice, sustainable agriculture, workers’ rights, animal welfare, social justice, public health, and anti-hunger organizations sent a letter today to President-Elect Biden, Vice President-Elect Harris, and their transition team opposing Heidi...
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Wednesday, October 07, 2020
New Scorecard Ranks Top Food Retailers on Bee-friendly Policies
Major U.S. food retailer, Giant Eagle, released a groundbreaking new policy making the company the only top retailer to make a clear commitment to reduce toxic pesticide use, according to a new Bee-Friendly Retailer Scorecard released today by Friends of the Earth. The policy commits Giant Eagle to...
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Thursday, October 01, 2020
Trump’s Corporate Bailout Spurs $100B Fossil Fuel Borrowing Binge
Oil and gas companies have issued nearly $100 billion in new bonds since the Trump administration’s COVID-19 corporate bailout began in March, a new report released today by Friends of the Earth, Public Citizen, and BailoutWatch found. The analysis found that at least $99.3 billion in new bonds...
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