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, September 15, 2020
Largest U.S. Investors Undermine Efforts To Halt Rainforest Destruction, New Report Finds
As rainforests across the tropics face another year of devastating fires, a new report from Friends of the Earth shows that largest U.S. asset managers, BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard—known as the Big Three—have explicitly undermined efforts by consumer brands and agribusiness companies to...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Over 65 Organizations Call on Home Depot and Lowe’s to End Sales of Cancer-linked Roundup
Sixty-six organizations representing over 7.5 million members sent letters to Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) today urging them to remove Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides from store shelves and online sales. The organizations, representing consumers, environmentalists,...
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Monday, August 24, 2020
Report shows OPIC’s energy portfolio still investing billions in fossil fuels
A new report analyzing the energy portfolio of the U.S. government’s lead development finance institution (DFI), formerly known as the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), shows that the institution is still invested heavily in dirty fossil fuels. The analysis finds that over the past 15...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Drop Dramatically After One Week of Eating Organic
A peer-reviewed study published today in the journal Environmental Research found that levels of the pesticide glyphosate in participants’ bodies dropped an average of 70% after six days on an organic diet. The study is the first to examine how an organic dietaffects exposure to glyphosate , the...
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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Sen. Schumer, Rep. McEachin, Progressive and Climate Advocates Speak Out Against Liability Waivers in Covid Stimulus
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-04) joined a tele-press conference on Wednesday with leaders from labor, climate, progressive, and Indigenous organizations to urge Members of Congress to “hold the line” against Senator Mitch McConnell’s attempts to...
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Monday, July 27, 2020
Friends of the Earth Sues Treasury
Friends of the Earth is suing the Treasury Department for violation of the Freedom of Information Act. The case seeks communications between the leadership of the Treasury Department and lobbyists working on behalf of Big Oil and Wall Street. The lawsuit aims to uncover communications regarding the...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
68 Organizations Call on Secretary Michael S. Regan to Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
68 environment, faith, justice, community, and Indigenous groups today called on North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Secretary Michael S. Regan to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), which the groups call a poster child for environmental racism. In a letter sent the day...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Big Oil’s #1 Senator Introduces Bailout Bill
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has released legislation to further subsidize the oil and gas industry. Cornyn is the number one recipient of oil and gas contributions in Congress for this election cycle. The so-called SAVE Jobs Act would expedite royalty relief on public lands and extend the qualifying...
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Thursday, June 18, 2020
Shell's Oil Pollution: Niger Delta People "Sick of Waiting" for Justice
Nearly 10 years after a clean-up was urged for areas polluted by Shell and other oil companies in the Niger Delta, work has begun on only 11% of planned sites while vast areas remain heavily contaminated, according to a new investigation by Friends of the Earth Europe, Amnesty International, ERA...
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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Global Insect Collapse Driven By Industrial Farming, Says New 'Insect Atlas'
Insects are in decline across the world because of industrial farming and heavy pesticide use which are threatening food production, according to the Insect Atlas released today by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Friends of the Earth Europe. Insects keep the planet's ecological system running, and...
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