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, November 20, 2017
Nebraska PUC Approves Keystone XL Construction
The Nebraska Public Service Commission today approved TransCanada Corp.'s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline via an alternate route. By a vote of 3-2 the five-member commission approved the “mainline alternative route” and not TransCanada’s preferred route. This decision means that...
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Friday, November 17, 2017
Major Grocery Retailers Across North America Reject Genetically Engineered Fish
As the world’s first sale of genetically engineered , the top food retailers across Canada and the U.S. have made public statements that they have no plans to sell the genetically engineered salmon. Sobeys (TSX:SBY) is the latest and last of Canada’s national retailers to inform customers that it...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Statement on TransCanada Oil Spill on Keystone Pipeline
TransCanada today announced that an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil leaked from the Keystone pipeline near northeastern South Dakota. Ben Schreiber, Senior Political Strategist at Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response to today's spill: With their horrible safety record,...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
U.S. Delegation Promotes Fossil Fuels At COP23, Spits In The Face Of Victims Of Climate Change
The U.S. government delegation at the United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany will hold an official event promoting fossil fuels on Monday, November 13. The presentation comes as Donald Trump wraps up his five-nation tour of Asia, where he has pushed a wide array of fossil fuel deals. Karen...
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Senate Tax Plan Another Gift To Corporations And Billionaires
Senate Republicans are set to release their plan for tax reform this afternoon, according to reports. Ben Schreiber, Senior Political Strategist at Friends of the Earth, issued the following response: The Senate tax plan gives tax breaks to corporations and billionaires, which will endanger...
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
New study: No Room For Gas in Europe's Climate Budget, Science Shows
Europe needs to urgently quit gas if it is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to internationally agreed levels, new science shows. A new study, commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the Teesside University, shows that EU countries can...
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Former Trump Official May Have Violated Ethics Code by Participating in Matters That Affected Her Potential Future Employers
Public Citizen, Friends of the Earth and the Climate Investigations Center on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of the Interior to investigate (PDF) whether a former top official violated a federal ethics code by participating in matters in which her potential future employers had financial...
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The Agrifood Atlas: How Corporations Are Tightening Their Stranglehold On People’s Food
New research published today shows the dramatic impacts of the global food system being rapidly monopolised by ever-fewer, ever-larger corporations at every stage of the food chain. This alarming trend poses risks to consumer choice, jobs and working conditions and food production in the future,...
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Statement on Zinke’s Extreme Price Hike at our National Parks
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today announced extreme increases to entry fee prices at 17 of the most popular National Parks, according to the Associated Press . Visitors could face fees up to three times the current rate, and families visiting the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion and...
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Friday, October 13, 2017
Scottish Government Urged To Act On Climate Emergency
Activists inflated a huge warming earth globe outside Scottish Government headquarters at St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh today to highlight the emergency of climate change and urge greater action from the Scottish Government. The globe was created using NASA satellite maps that show average...
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