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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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
68 Organizations Call on Secretary Michael S. Regan to Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
68 environment, faith, justice, community, and Indigenous groups today called on North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Secretary Michael S. Regan to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), which the groups call a poster child for environmental racism. In a letter sent the day...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Big Oil’s #1 Senator Introduces Bailout Bill
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has released legislation to further subsidize the oil and gas industry. Cornyn is the number one recipient of oil and gas contributions in Congress for this election cycle. The so-called SAVE Jobs Act would expedite royalty relief on public lands and extend the qualifying...
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Thursday, June 18, 2020
Shell's Oil Pollution: Niger Delta People "Sick of Waiting" for Justice
Nearly 10 years after a clean-up was urged for areas polluted by Shell and other oil companies in the Niger Delta, work has begun on only 11% of planned sites while vast areas remain heavily contaminated, according to a new investigation by Friends of the Earth Europe, Amnesty International, ERA...
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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Global Insect Collapse Driven By Industrial Farming, Says New 'Insect Atlas'
Insects are in decline across the world because of industrial farming and heavy pesticide use which are threatening food production, according to the Insect Atlas released today by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Friends of the Earth Europe. Insects keep the planet's ecological system running, and...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
API CEO Spews Double-talk on Polluter Bailout
Mike Sommers, the CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, denied in a webinar today that the oil and gas industry was seeking a bailout as part of coronavirus response, claiming “This industry is not interested in an industry specific bailout.” Sommers also touted the 45Q tax subsidy for enhanced...
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
New Report Reveals Big Oil’s COVID Lobby Bonanza
A new report from Friends of the Earth reveals the extent of Big Oil’s lobbying for coronavirus aid. A review of over 130 lobby filings from the first quarter of 2020 shows significant lobbying for tax cuts, royalty relief, and stimulus aid, all using COVID-19 as a pretext. Friends of the Earth...
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
New Report: Big Oil’s Money Pit to Reap Stimulus Billions
The Federal Reserve just announced $750 billion in corporate debt-buying as part of funding made available through the stimulus. Big Oil companies stand to reap yet another billion-dollar bailout. As small businesses across America struggle and unemployment skyrockets, a new analysis from Friends...
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Friday, April 03, 2020
Big Oil to Talk Bailout With Trump
CEOs from seven major oil companies are meeting today with Trump in the White House. The discussion is expected to include support for the industry amidst the coronavirus and the Saudi-Russia oil price war. “Polluters have wasted no time exploiting the coronavirus for profit,” said Lukas Ross,...
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Friday, April 03, 2020
Continued Big Oil Bailouts Must Stop
Amidst the coronavirus crisis, oil and gas companies are pushing for a giant reduction in the royalty payments owed to U.S taxpayers, money that could pay for millions of ventilators for sick Americans. A new analysis from Friends of the Earth shows that reducing royalty and rental payments would...
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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Dirty Energy Pitfalls in Final $2T Stimulus
Last night, the Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The $2 trillion stimulus is likely to proceed quickly through the House and become law. Although concessions were made regarding Leader McConnell’s original corporate slush fund, the final bill...
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