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, March 26, 2020
Dirty Energy Pitfalls in Final $2T Stimulus
Last night, the Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The $2 trillion stimulus is likely to proceed quickly through the House and become law. Although concessions were made regarding Leader McConnell’s original corporate slush fund, the final bill...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
New Analysis Highlights Dangers of Fracking Bailout
Friends of the Earth released an analysis today addressing the ethical, environmental and financial implications of a bailout for the fracking industry, which could benefit to the tune of billions from proposed stimulus legislation in both the House and the Senate. “Financial assistance during...
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Monday, March 23, 2020
Nuclear Lobby’s Coronavirus Cash Grab is Shameless
The Nuclear Energy Institute, the industry’s main lobbying arm, is reportedly requesting a 30 percent tax credit for existing reactors as part of coronavirus aid. This is the same demand that the nuclear made repeatedly last fall, well before the coronavirus. A recent independent analysis indicated...
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
DOE Pushes Oil Purchases
The Department of Energy announced this morning a solicitation to purchase 30 million barrels of oil to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The estimated cost of this move based on the current oil market is $900 million, far exceeding the $10 million currently available for the program to conduct...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Friends of the Earth Action Endorses Progressive Challengers Ahead of Super Tuesday
Friends of the Earth Action announced its endorsement of seven progressive candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives today. Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth Action, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization: With the climate crisis upon us, we need...
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
GOP Climate Solution Doubles as Oil Subsidy
Republicans today unveiled four bills aimed at outlining their vision to act on climate change. One of the proposals would make the 45Q tax credit permanent. Originally passed in 2008 and expanded recently in 2018, the credit is currently set to expire in 2022. To date, the main function of the tax...
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Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Environmental Groups Demand Congress Protect the Right to Organize Unions
In a letter sent today to Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, more than 60 environmental groups called on the chamber to pass the Protect the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act. The bill is expected to receive a vote on Thursday. The PRO Act would make common-sense changes to...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Chairman "Frack" Pallone Opens Door for Natural Gas, False Climate Solutions
Chairman Frank Pallone of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today unveiled a draft of the CLEAN Future Act, a bill to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The legislation proposes to address electricity sector carbon emissions with a clean energy standard structured around an emissions trading...
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Monday, January 27, 2020
New Analysis Finds Fracked Gas, Biomass in Pallone’s 2050 Plan
A new analysis from Friends of the Earth and the Partnership for Policy Integrity shines a critical light on the CLEAN Future Act, a policy framework to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 recently released by Chairman Frank Pallone of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The centerpiece of the...
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Elizabeth Warren Signs "No Big Ag Money" Pledge
Today a coalition of food, farming, food chain worker and environmental groups announced that 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has signed the No Big Ag Money pledge. The pledge , launched last week calls upon 2020 presidential candidates to reject contributions from large food and...
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