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, 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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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
New DOI Inspector General Could Cripple Zinke Oversight
Trump appointee Suzanne Israel Tufts, who currently serves as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has been picked to take over the inspector general’s office at Department of the Interior, according to The Hill . At HUD, Tufts took over for career HUD...
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Monday, October 08, 2018
‘This Is a Climate Emergency’: Global Mobilization Against Dirty Energy as IPCC Warns of Climate Catastrophe if Warming Continues
Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change launched its Special Report on Global Warming at 1.5 degrees, Friends of the Earth International groups are mobilizing for equitable and ambitious climate action that keeps global warming below 1.5 degrees without the need for dangerous techno-...
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
New Report Showcases Leading Strategies, Policies for Scaling up Climate-Friendly School Food
A new, first-of-its-kind report spotlights a growing movement of pioneering school districts using their massive purchasing power to provide plant-forward, climate-friendly food that is healthier for students and the planet. The new report from Friends of the Earth, which includes four detailed...
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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Youth Leaders and Activists Converge on Chicago to Condemn DNC Fossil Fuel Flip-Flop
In response to the DNC’s recent decision to reverse a ban on contributions from fossil fuel corporate PACs, youth leaders and activists are gathering today in Chicago to deliver over 100,000 petition signatures and a letter signed by over 20 groups condemning the move. In June of this year, the DNC...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
On heels of Canada and EU bans, EPA Stalls Review of Bee-Killing Pesticides
The EPA quietly pushed back its review and final determination of bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides from 2018 to 2019 without an announcement late last week. A strong and growing body of science demonstrates that neonics are a leading cause of global bee declines. The delay comes just days...
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Friends of the Earth U.S. Applauds Canada’s Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides, Urges EPA and Food Retailers to Follow
Canada plans to phase out all outdoor agricultural uses of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides by 2021, according to reports. The news comes on the heels of the EU voting to ban use of neonicotinoid pesticides on all outdoor crops. In the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency has not taken...
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