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 03, 2020
70+ Organizations Oppose CARB Chair Mary Nichols for EPA
Over 70 organizations, led by California-based environmental justice groups, sent a letter to President-Elect Biden on Tuesday urging him to reject Mary Nichols as a prospective nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Nichols has served as the Chair of the California Air Resources...
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Monday, November 30, 2020
Taking Shell To Court: Groundbreaking Dutch Climate Litigation Case Begins
The groundbreaking Dutch climate case against Shell reaches the courtroom this December, with public hearings on 1, 3, 15 and 17 in The Hague, Netherlands. If successful, this court case would rule that Shell must reduce its CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Friends of the...
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
160+ Organizations Urge President-Elect Biden to Withdraw Heidi Heitkamp from Consideration for USDA Secretary
A coalition of more than 160 environmental, food justice, sustainable agriculture, workers’ rights, animal welfare, social justice, public health, and anti-hunger organizations sent a letter today to President-Elect Biden, Vice President-Elect Harris, and their transition team opposing Heidi...
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Wednesday, October 07, 2020
New Scorecard Ranks Top Food Retailers on Bee-friendly Policies
Major U.S. food retailer, Giant Eagle, released a groundbreaking new policy making the company the only top retailer to make a clear commitment to reduce toxic pesticide use, according to a new Bee-Friendly Retailer Scorecard released today by Friends of the Earth. The policy commits Giant Eagle to...
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Thursday, October 01, 2020
Trump’s Corporate Bailout Spurs $100B Fossil Fuel Borrowing Binge
Oil and gas companies have issued nearly $100 billion in new bonds since the Trump administration’s COVID-19 corporate bailout began in March, a new report released today by Friends of the Earth, Public Citizen, and BailoutWatch found. The analysis found that at least $99.3 billion in new bonds...
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
UN Biodiversity Summit: World Leaders Urged To "Back Binding Rules to Stop Corporations From Ripping the Natural World Apart"
World leaders will meet in New York today (30 September) to stress the importance of the biodiversity crisis and call for an ambitious global plan to save nature. EU Commission President von der Leyen will join heads of state in addressing the plenary, with the EU having signaled its support for “[...
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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Friends of the Earth Action Endorses Joe Biden for President
The Board of Directors for Friends of the Earth Action announced its endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States today. Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth Action , issued the following statement on behalf of the board: In 2016, Friends of the Earth...
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Largest U.S. Investors Undermine Efforts To Halt Rainforest Destruction, New Report Finds
As rainforests across the tropics face another year of devastating fires, a new report from Friends of the Earth shows that largest U.S. asset managers, BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard—known as the Big Three—have explicitly undermined efforts by consumer brands and agribusiness companies to...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Over 65 Organizations Call on Home Depot and Lowe’s to End Sales of Cancer-linked Roundup
Sixty-six organizations representing over 7.5 million members sent letters to Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) today urging them to remove Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides from store shelves and online sales. The organizations, representing consumers, environmentalists,...
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Monday, August 24, 2020
Report shows OPIC’s energy portfolio still investing billions in fossil fuels
A new report analyzing the energy portfolio of the U.S. government’s lead development finance institution (DFI), formerly known as the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), shows that the institution is still invested heavily in dirty fossil fuels. The analysis finds that over the past 15...
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