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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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Applause for Schumer Over USMCA Opposition
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today announced that he will vote against the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, aka Trump’s NAFTA, a deal that will make climate change worse and strip citizens of the right to challenge polluters. In response to Schumer’s opposition, Erich Pica, president...
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Omnibus Extends Ex-Im Bank for Seven Years
The fine print of one of the must-pass spending bills before Congress this week includes a provision that will reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM) for seven years. The EXIM reauthorization bill that passed the House in November lacked protections for the environment proposed by Rep...
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Governor Cuomo Directs his Administration to Enact Pesticide Ban
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) today directed the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to take action to ban the use of chlorpyrifos. With the governor’s action, New York has joined Hawai’i and California in outlawing the use of the neurotoxic pesticide. “By promising to ban this...
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Monday, December 09, 2019
Rep. DeFazio’s Campaign Declares He Does Not Support Jordan Cove LNG Terminal
In a letter to campaign supporters sent on Saturday, U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio’s (D-Ore.) campaign declared that he does not support the Jordan Cove LNG terminal. The letter , which is signed by the candidate, is the first time DeFazio has opposed the proposed LNG facility. In response to...
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Rite Aid Releases New Policy to Limit Toxic Pesticides to Protect Pollinators
Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has released a pollinator health policy aimed at encouraging its suppliers to phase out the use of pollinator-toxic pesticides: glyphosate, neonicotinoids and organophosphates, including chlorpyrifos. The new policy encourages the company’s suppliers to shift to less toxic...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
EIB Moves to Stop Funding Most Fossil Fuel Projects
The European Investment Bank (EIB) today adopted its new energy lending policy , which would see it end funding to most new fossil fuel projects from the end of 2021 – in a big step forward inthe campaign for a fossil-free Europe. Under the policy, from the end of 2021 the world's biggest...
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Monday, November 04, 2019
Trump Files to Leave Paris
The Trump administration today filed paperwork to begin the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. In response to today’s actions, Karen Orenstein, Friends of the Earth’s Deputy Director of Economic Policy , issued the following statement: Donald Trump is more...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
ALDI U.S. Releases New Policy to Limit Toxic Pesticides to Protect Pollinators
ALDI U.S. has released a pollinator policy aimed at encouraging its suppliers of fruits, vegetables, live plants and flowers to phase out the use of chlorpyrifos and neonicotinoid pesticides. The new policy encourages suppliers to limit use of non-essential pesticides and use integrated pest...
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Friday, October 25, 2019
Senate Democrats Release Clean Cars for America plan
In a New York Times op-ed , Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats announced a plan to domestically promote clean, electric vehicles. The plan calls for making clean cars and charging infrastructure affordable and accessible, and creating an American-made manufacturing supply chain. In...
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Failing Nuclear Industry Pushing for $23 Billion Federal Bailout
As the nuclear industry lobbies Congress for a bailout, a new analysis commissioned by Friends of the Earth shows that their favored tax proposal would entail massive costs for taxpayers, ratepayers and the climate. Even using the most optimistic projection, the direct costs to taxpayers totals $23...
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