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, December 05, 2019
Rite Aid Releases New Policy to Limit Toxic Pesticides to Protect Pollinators
Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has released a pollinator health policy aimed at encouraging its suppliers to phase out the use of pollinator-toxic pesticides: glyphosate, neonicotinoids and organophosphates, including chlorpyrifos. The new policy encourages the company’s suppliers to shift to less toxic...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
EIB Moves to Stop Funding Most Fossil Fuel Projects
The European Investment Bank (EIB) today adopted its new energy lending policy , which would see it end funding to most new fossil fuel projects from the end of 2021 – in a big step forward inthe campaign for a fossil-free Europe. Under the policy, from the end of 2021 the world's biggest...
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Monday, November 04, 2019
Trump Files to Leave Paris
The Trump administration today filed paperwork to begin the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. In response to today’s actions, Karen Orenstein, Friends of the Earth’s Deputy Director of Economic Policy , issued the following statement: Donald Trump is more...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
ALDI U.S. Releases New Policy to Limit Toxic Pesticides to Protect Pollinators
ALDI U.S. has released a pollinator policy aimed at encouraging its suppliers of fruits, vegetables, live plants and flowers to phase out the use of chlorpyrifos and neonicotinoid pesticides. The new policy encourages suppliers to limit use of non-essential pesticides and use integrated pest...
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Friday, October 25, 2019
Senate Democrats Release Clean Cars for America plan
In a New York Times op-ed , Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats announced a plan to domestically promote clean, electric vehicles. The plan calls for making clean cars and charging infrastructure affordable and accessible, and creating an American-made manufacturing supply chain. In...
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Failing Nuclear Industry Pushing for $23 Billion Federal Bailout
As the nuclear industry lobbies Congress for a bailout, a new analysis commissioned by Friends of the Earth shows that their favored tax proposal would entail massive costs for taxpayers, ratepayers and the climate. Even using the most optimistic projection, the direct costs to taxpayers totals $23...
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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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