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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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Conservation Groups and Congressman Blumenauer Call for Action on Pollinator-killing Pesticides
Congressman Blumenauer (D.-Ore.), alongside Representative McGovern (D.-Mass.) and conservation, farmworker, farmer and consumer groups, today reintroduced the Saving America’s Pollinators Act, which aims to suspend the registration of certain neonicotinoid insecticides until EPA conducts a full...
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Trump Vision Prioritizes Corporate Giveaways
Today, Donald Trump is scheduled to release his budget and his infrastructure bill. Together with the corporate tax cuts he signed into law last year, these documents are a clear illustration of Trump’s priorities. Like last year, his budget is expected to gut funding for environmental protection,...
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Monday, February 12, 2018
In Victory for Climate, Ex-Im Bank Will Not Finance Long Phu Coal Plant
The U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), the U.S. export credit agency, last Thursday posted on its website that the application to finance the Long Phu 1 coal plant in Vietnam had been withdrawn. A series of reports by Friends of the Earth showed that the proposed Long Phu 1 coal plant’s climate...
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Friday, February 09, 2018
Budget Deal Marks Latest Surrender To Trump, GOP
Congress passed a two-year deal to raise the sequestration spending caps last evening. The arrangement breaks with the long-held principle of parity between defense and non-defense expenditures by increasing the Pentagon budget by $160 billion while only increasing social and environmental spending...
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Business 2020 Climate Group To Wind Up
Reacting to news that the 2020 Climate Group is going to wind up, Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “The 2020 Climate Group was a good idea when it was first set up in 2009 but has lost its way. Scotland certainly needs progressive businesses to be urging the...
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Monday, January 29, 2018
Montreal Round of NAFTA Negotiations Threatens Health, Family Farms and the Environment
The latest round of secret negotiations on a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) concludes today in Montreal. Central topics of discussion among negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States this past week have been provisions rolling back food safety, chemical and pesticide...
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Friday, January 19, 2018
Trump Administration Sends Mixed Signals About Florida Drilling Deal
In a Congressional hearing this morning, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, reneged on DOI Secretary Ryan Zinke’s promise to take Florida off the table for Trump’s offshore drilling plan. The 5-year plan, which was announced the first week of January,...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
2017: Warmest Year Without El Nino Effect On Record
Reacting to Met Office figures showing that globally 2017 was the hottest year ever recorded without the extra warming El Nino effect and overall the third hottest year on record, after 2016 and 2015, Friends of the Earth Scotland Climate Campaigner Caroline Rance, said: “We’re now seeing global...
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Ineos Legal Challenge To Scottish Fracking Ban Reeks Of Desperation
Responding to the news that INEOS has launched a legal challenge against the Scottish Government's decision to ban fracking, Friends of the Earth Scotland Head of Campaigns Mary Church said: "INEOS's legal challenge against the Scottish Government's ban on fracking reeks of desperation from an...
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Italian Oil Giant ENI Appears in Court Over Oil Pollution in Nigeria
Today, the Italian oil and gas corporation ENI appeared in front of the Tribunal of Milan to answer for its record of oil pollution in Nigeria. The plaintiff is the Ikebiri community of Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta, represented by their leader Chief Francis Ododo, whose land was polluted by an...
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