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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Tuesday, May 04, 2021
New Study: Agricultural Pesticides Cause Widespread Harm to Soil Health, Threaten Biodiversity
A new study published today by the academic journal Frontiers in Environmental Science finds that pesticides widely used in American agriculture pose a grave threat to organisms that are critical to healthy soil, biodiversity and soil carbon sequestration to fight climate change. Yet, those harms...
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
175 Organizations Call on Banks Not to Finance Formosa Plastics’ Louisiana Plant
175 organizations today called on 30 leading banks and financiers not to fund the construction of Formosa Plastics’ $12 billion “Sunshine Project” petrochemical plant in St. James, Louisiana. Signatories to the letter from RISE St. James include residents and community groups, major U.S. civil...
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Thursday, April 22, 2021
Biden Administration Announces Restrictions on Overseas Fossil Fuel Financing but Remains Silent on EXIM and Other Key Agencies
Today, in the lead up to President Biden’s Climate Summit, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) announced it will be net zero by 2040. Kate DeAngelis, International Finance Program Manager at Friends of the Earth U.S., issued the following statement in response: DFC’s broad-...
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
FOE calls on Congress to pass Keep It in the Ground Act
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-2) reintroduced the Keep It in the Ground Act today, which would end new fossil fuel leasing on federal lands and waters. The extraction and burning of fossil fuels on public lands and waters account for nearly a quarter of U.S...
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Walmart Announces Industry-Leading Policy to Protect Pollinators From Pesticides
Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced a landmark pollinator health policy today, the most far reaching to date of any U.S. food retailer. The new policy seeks to help protect bees and other pollinators that are essential to one in three bites of food production. As the largest U.S. food retailer, Walmart’s...
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Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Friends of the Statement on JP Morgan Annual letter
Friends of the Earth released documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act today, revealing JP Morgan Chase’s efforts to lobby senior Trump Treasury officials to bailout the oil industry and its lenders, during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. These documents are released just as...
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Thursday, March 18, 2021
Nearly 450 Organizations Call on Biden Administration to End Public Finance for Fossil Fuels
In a letter released today, nearly 450 organizations called on the Biden Administration to immediately end all US public financing for fossil fuels, including natural gas. Signatories to the letter span six continents, and include major US civil society organizations, international groups, and...
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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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