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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Monday, April 16, 2018
Separate Reports Point to Corruption and Incompetence at EPA
The EPA Office of the Inspector General will release an interim report this afternoon on “administratively determined” positions filled under the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to a report from Bloomberg. Separately, the Government Accountability Office released an analysis indicating that the...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Dirty Energy Lobbyist Wheeler Confirmed by Senate for EPA Deputy Administrator
The Senate voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler for the post of Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency this afternoon. A long-time fossil fuel lobbyist with a record of climate denial, Wheeler is a likely successor if Scott Pruitt is fired or resigns. Lukas Ross, Climate and Energy...
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Senate Prepares to Vote on Wheeler Nomination
The Senate is expected to consider the nomination of Andrew Wheeler for the post of Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. A long-time fossil fuel lobbyist with a record of climate denial, Wheeler is a likely successor if Scott Pruitt is fired or resigns. Lukas Ross, Climate...
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Monday, April 09, 2018
DOJ Approves Bayer-Monsanto Mega Merger Despite Significant Concerns from Farmers, Consumers, Environmentalists
The Department of Justice has chosen to green light the Bayer-Monsanto merger despite widespread opposition from farmers and other stakeholders across the country. The news comes after the delivery of more than 1 million public comments opposing the merger. A recent survey (link) of farmers found...
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Digital Billboard Demanding Pruitt’s Firing Circles EPA, Congress, and Condo Rental
As EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt huddles at a private event with auto industry lobbyists this morning, Friends of the Earth will increase the pressure for his firing. A digital truck carrying the message “Stop the Corruption. #FirePruitt” will circle EPA headquarters, Congress, and Pruitt’s now...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Scott Pruitt Rented Townhouse Co-Owned By Wife of Energy Lobbyist
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt previously rented a condo co-owned by the wife of fossil fuel lobbyist Steven Hart, according to a report today from ABC News. Lukas Ross, Climate and Energy Campaigner at Friends of the Earth , issued the following statement in response: Renting a townhouse from the...
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Monday, March 26, 2018
Trump’s Revisions of U.S. – Korea Trade Deal Promise More Air Pollution and Global Warming
Donald Trump today reached an agreement in principle on a revised U.S.- South Korea trade deal that would open the door to more exports of U.S. cars and trucks that fail to meet Korea’s auto emissions standards. Bill Waren, senior trade analyst at Friends of the Earth issued the following response...
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Friday, March 02, 2018
This Week’s Round of NAFTA Talks in Mexico Promises Dangerous Regulatory Review Chapter
he latest round of secret negotiations on a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is moving toward a conclusion today in Mexico. Inside U.S. Trade reports that negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States have reached agreement on a regulatory review chapter Bill Waren, senior...
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Thursday, March 01, 2018
Pruitt Admits Guilt In Travel Scandal
In an interview with the CBS News Podcast “The Take,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt addressed the growing travel scandal by promising that “there’s change coming” to the way he travels and that “his very next flight” would be in coach. Lukas Ross, Climate and Energy Campaigner at Friends of the...
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
EU Citizens Reject Bayer-Monsanto Merger, Says New Polling
New polling shows citizens are against the planned merger of agribusiness giants Bayer and Monsanto, with a majority (54%) thinking it is "very" or "fairly important" that the European Commission blocks it – more than three times the number who think it would be unimportant [1]. The YouGov survey...
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