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, September 18, 2019
Centrist Democratic Bills Lack Leadership and Action on Climate Crisis
At a press conference today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Wash. 6 th ), chair of the New Democrat Coalition, is set to roll out a series of bills aimed at addressing climate change. The press conference comes weeks after the group of centrist Democrats released a set of lackluster principles...
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
OPIC Votes to Accelerate Climate Crisis
The board of directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation late yesterday approved $450 million in financing for a series of unconventional oil and gas projects in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta region. In response, Karen Orenstein, Deputy Director of Economic Policy at Friends of the Earth,...
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Friday, August 23, 2019
$5 billion in EXIM Financing for Mozambique LNG Plant Fuels U.S. Contribution to Climate Emergency
The U.S. Export-Import Bank’s (EXIM) Board of Directors today voted to approve $5 billion in financing for a liquid natural gas project in Mozambique. The massive fossil fuel project, which EXIM admits will emit at least 5.2 million tons of C02 per year, is one of the first transactions to be...
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Bernie Sanders Releases Ambitious Plan That Matches Scale and Scope of Climate Crisis
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released his climate plan today. Nicole Ghio, Fossil Fuels Program Manager for Friends of the Earth Action , issued the following statement in response: Bernie Sanders’ climate plan is paradigm shifting. His $16 trillion-dollar public investment in fighting the...
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
New Study: U.S. Agriculture 48 Times More Toxic to Insects Than 25 Years Ago
A new peer-reviewed study shows an explosion in the toxicity of U.S. agriculture for insects over the past 25 years since neonicotinoid pesticides were introduced. The study found that U.S. agriculture is 48 times more toxic to insect life, and that neonicotinoids account for 92 percent of the...
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Wyden Places Hold on Acting Interior Solicitor Daniel Jorjani Nomination
Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next top lawyer at the Department of the Interior was placed on hold by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) following revelations that he may have lied to lawmakers about his role in FOIA requests to the agency. In response, Nicole Ghio, senior fossil fuel program manager at...
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Trump’s EPA Continues to Delay Federal Ban on the Brain-damaging Pesticide Chlorpyrifos, Leaving States to Take Action
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will not ban the neurotoxic, brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos. Last summer, a three-judge panel of the 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the EPA to ban all uses of chlorpyrifos. The Trump Administration challenged the decision,...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Protesters Launch Countdown to Extinction at Kroger Annual Meeting
Today farmworkers, students, beekeeping, environmental and consumer groups protested at Kroger’s (NYSE: KR) annual shareholder meeting. The protesters called on the company to stop contributing to the “bee apocalypse” by eliminating toxic pesticides from its supply chain and sign on to the Fair...
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Environmental and Public Interest Groups Demand EPA Revoke Monsanto’s License to Pollute
Today, environmental and consumer organizations are delivering more than 149,000 public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency advocating for a ban on glyphosate, aka Monsanto’s RoundUp, which is linked to cancer. The EPA is collecting public comments until July 5 th for glyphosate’s...
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
As Finance Committee Considers Ex-Im Reauthorization, Congress Must End Fossil Fuel Financing
The House Financial Services Committee today will consider a bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the U.S. government’s official export credit agency. The Ex-Im Bank is one of the largest sources of federal financing for fossil fuel projects abroad. In its current form, the reauthorization...
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