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, May 08, 2019
Senate Confirmation of Export-Import Bank Directors Means Billions More Dollars in Federal Fossil Fuel Financing
The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm three nominees to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The confirmation allows Ex-Im to establish a board quorum, clearing the way for the bank to revive its financing of billions of dollars in fossil fuel projects abroad. After nearly four...
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
House of Representatives Votes to Take Action on Climate Change
The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. The bill requires the Trump administration to develop and update a plan for the United States to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement on climate change. In response to today’s vote, Karen Orenstein,...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Bernhardt Another Gift to Big Oil
The Senate voted to confirm David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Department of the Interior today. Bernhardt has a long history of working for the oil and gas industries and his former clients include CITGO, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and the Independent Petroleum Association of America...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
More Than 300 Groups Urge Congress to Make Food and Agriculture Central to the Climate Crisis and Green New Deal Debate
A coalition of more than 300 groups today sent a letter to Congress calling for a Green New Deal that prioritizes food and agriculture solutions to climate change. The coalition, made up of farming, ranching, fishing, farmworker, food, agriculture, consumer, public health and environmental...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Trump Executive Order Another Handout to Fossil Fuel Industry
The Trump Administration will issue two executive orders today that expedite permits and limit the ability of states to reject new fossil fuel projects and infrastructure, according to reports. The orders will restrict states’ ability to protect the health and safety of their residents by opposing...
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
100+ Groups Call on Bank of America to Drop Support for Atlantic Coast Pipeline
More than 100 organizations today called on Bank of America to publicly commit to no further financing for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and for Bank of America to urge others not to invest in the pipeline project. In a letter to Bank of America’s CEO, the coalition of groups wrote, “As lead arranger...
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Bernhardt Unfit to Lead DOI
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on David Bernhardt's nomination today. The hearing brings the former energy lobbyist one step closer to becoming the next secretary of the Interior. Members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee have received over...
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Monday, March 25, 2019
Investors Beware: Atlantic Coast Pipeline Faces Multiple Legal, Regulatory Threats
A briefing for Dominion Energy investors released today breaks down the major challenges the Atlantic Coast Pipeline faces. The project, which is currently two years behind schedule and estimated to be more than $2 billion over budget, faces significant financial, legal and regulatory hurdles. “The...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Environmentalists Call on Labor to Support Green New Deal
In a letter sent to the authors of a joint resolution, one-fifth of the unions that make up the AFL-CIO energy committee commented on the Green New Deal. The letter was made public Tuesday. In response to the letter, Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement: The...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Schumer-Carper Resolution Fails the Laugh Test
A resolution on climate change was introduced today in the Senate by Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) and Ranking Member Carper (D-Del.). It simply asserts that climate change is real and that Congress should address it. Nicole Ghio, Fossil Fuel Program Manager at Friends of the Earth , issued the...
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