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.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Youth Leaders and Activists Converge on Chicago to Condemn DNC Fossil Fuel Flip-Flop
In response to the DNC’s recent decision to reverse a ban on contributions from fossil fuel corporate PACs, youth leaders and activists are gathering today in Chicago to deliver over 100,000 petition signatures and a letter signed by over 20 groups condemning the move. In June of this year, the DNC...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
On heels of Canada and EU bans, EPA Stalls Review of Bee-Killing Pesticides
The EPA quietly pushed back its review and final determination of bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides from 2018 to 2019 without an announcement late last week. A strong and growing body of science demonstrates that neonics are a leading cause of global bee declines. The delay comes just days...
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Friends of the Earth U.S. Applauds Canada’s Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides, Urges EPA and Food Retailers to Follow
Canada plans to phase out all outdoor agricultural uses of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides by 2021, according to reports. The news comes on the heels of the EU voting to ban use of neonicotinoid pesticides on all outdoor crops. In the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency has not taken...
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Monday, August 13, 2018
Farming, Food Safety, and Environmental Organizations Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Toxic Mega Merger
A coalition of farming, consumer, and environmental groups delivered 97,325 public comments to the Department of Justice today, urging the agency to reject the Bayer (BAYN) and Monsanto (MON) merger. The agency closes its comment period today regarding its conditional approval of the merger. The...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Pruitt’s EPA Decisions Should Be Suspended Until Corruption Investigations Are Complete
Senator Merkley (D-OR) and Representative Connolly (D-VA) introduced House and Senate versions of the Ensuring Pruitt is Accountable Act of 2018 this afternoon. The legislation would suspend rulemakings initiated under ex-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt until after the Inspector General...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
GOP Blocks Effort to Hold Pruitt Accountable
Last night, the House Rules Committee ruled against an amendment offered by Rep. Gerrard Connolly to HR6147, the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The amendment would have withheld funding to finalize ongoing rulemakings initiated by EPA Administrator Pruitt until...
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Monday, July 09, 2018
Trump to Appoint Extreme Ideologue to the Supreme Court
Donald Trump is scheduled to announce his pick to replace retiring Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy tonight . Trump has indicated that his nominee will come from a list of extreme conservative ideologues that was put together with the assistance of the Federalist Society...
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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Victory for People and the Planet as EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Resigns
Amid growing ethics and corruption scandals, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned. For months, Pruitt’s mounting ethics issues produced increasingly alarming revelations, including foreign trips arranged by lobbyists, a sweetheart rental deal from the wife of an energy lobbyist, and millions of...
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
100+ Groups Call on Kroger to Eliminate Toxic Pesticides on Food
Today farmworkers, students, public health, beekeeping, environmental, faith-based and consumer groups held a protest at Kroger’s (NYSE: KR) annual shareholder meeting, calling on the company to sign onto the Fair Food Program and commit to eliminate toxic pesticides from its supply chain. In...
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
Inspector General to Investigate Zinke over Halliburton Meeting
The Department of Interior’s inspector general today announced their office would open an investigation into a shady real estate deal involving Secretary Ryan Zinke and David Lesar, the chairman of Halliburton. The deal, which involves Halliburton and a foundation started by Zinke and chaired by...
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