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 10, 2019
626 Groups Urge Congress to Phase Out Fossil Fuels, Build Green Economy
More than 600 environmental groups today called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pursue ambitious climate legislation that matches the scale and urgency of the climate crisis. The groups’ letter calls for a thoughtful phaseout of fossil fuel production, a transition to 100 percent renewable...
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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Civil Society Groups Vow to Oppose “Hateful Rhetoric, Violence, Intimidation and Persecution” by Bolsonaro Government
Forty-six environmental groups, academic organizations, human rights organizations, labor unions, faith-based groups and other civil society organizations have vowed to oppose any “hateful rhetoric and acts of violence, intimidation or persecution” by the incoming government of Jair Bolsonaro of...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Dangerous Pesticide Preemption Rider Scrapped From 2018 Farm Bill
The Farm Bill Conference Committee released negotiated text of the 2018 Farm Bill last night. The House version of the bill included language that would have weakened environmental and public health protections and stripped states and cities of their ability to protect their communities from toxic...
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Monday, December 10, 2018
New Report Confirms BlackRock’s Big Fossil Fuel Problem
A report released today from the UK-based NGO Influence Map shows that BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, owns more oil, gas and thermal coal reserves than any other investor. The data shows that BlackRock holds reserves in fossil fuels amounting to a staggering 9.5 gigatonnes of CO2...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Senate Agriculture Committee Must Reject Scott Hutchins as USDA Chief Scientist
The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will today hold a hearing on the nomination of Scott Hutchins to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for research, education and economics. Hutchins has worked for Dow AgroSciences for over 30 years and would be the third...
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Coalition of Progressive Groups Call on Democrats in New Congress to Reject Fossil Fuel Money, Push Bold and Aggressive Climate Policies
As Democrats vie for leadership positions in the new Congress, 47 progressive groups released a letter today demanding that candidates for House leadership posts pledge to reject fossil fuel money. The letter calls for a Green New Deal that will move America to a 100 percent renewable energy...
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Groups Take Legal Action to Ban Duke Energy Influence Spending
NC WARN, a North Carolina climate justice watchdog, and Friends of the Earth, a leading environmental organization, began legal action today to ban the pervasive influence spending by Duke Energy in a case with national ramifications for climate change, electricity rates and corporate control over...
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
245 Farming, Farmworker, Public Health, Labor, Food Safety, and Environmental Organizations Urge Senate to Reject Hutchins for USDA Science Chief
245 organizations representing farming, farmworker, public health, labor, food safety and environmental interests sent a letter to the U.S. Senate today urging them to oppose the nomination of Scott Hutchins as chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Today’s letter notes that...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Earns Recognition as a Climate Fraud
In recognition for his outstanding contribution to climate change, the activist group Friends of the Earth U.S. today presented BlackRock CEO Larry Fink with a “climate fraud” award . BlackRock holds more stock in companies contributing to climate change than any other company in the world. “...
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Friday, October 26, 2018
Digitized DOI Visitor Logs Published by Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth today published a digitized version of the 2017 handwritten visitor logs for the Department of Interior main building in Washington, D.C., which were released under the Freedom of Information Act. DOI has not released any logs from 2018. Friends of the Earth carefully examined...
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