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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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Bernie Sanders Releases Ambitious Plan That Matches Scale and Scope of Climate Crisis
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released his climate plan today. Nicole Ghio, Fossil Fuels Program Manager for Friends of the Earth Action , issued the following statement in response: Bernie Sanders’ climate plan is paradigm shifting. His $16 trillion-dollar public investment in fighting the...
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
New Study: U.S. Agriculture 48 Times More Toxic to Insects Than 25 Years Ago
A new peer-reviewed study shows an explosion in the toxicity of U.S. agriculture for insects over the past 25 years since neonicotinoid pesticides were introduced. The study found that U.S. agriculture is 48 times more toxic to insect life, and that neonicotinoids account for 92 percent of the...
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Wyden Places Hold on Acting Interior Solicitor Daniel Jorjani Nomination
Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next top lawyer at the Department of the Interior was placed on hold by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) following revelations that he may have lied to lawmakers about his role in FOIA requests to the agency. In response, Nicole Ghio, senior fossil fuel program manager at...
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Trump’s EPA Continues to Delay Federal Ban on the Brain-damaging Pesticide Chlorpyrifos, Leaving States to Take Action
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will not ban the neurotoxic, brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos. Last summer, a three-judge panel of the 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the EPA to ban all uses of chlorpyrifos. The Trump Administration challenged the decision,...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Protesters Launch Countdown to Extinction at Kroger Annual Meeting
Today farmworkers, students, beekeeping, environmental and consumer groups protested at Kroger’s (NYSE: KR) annual shareholder meeting. The protesters called on the company to stop contributing to the “bee apocalypse” by eliminating toxic pesticides from its supply chain and sign on to the Fair...
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Environmental and Public Interest Groups Demand EPA Revoke Monsanto’s License to Pollute
Today, environmental and consumer organizations are delivering more than 149,000 public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency advocating for a ban on glyphosate, aka Monsanto’s RoundUp, which is linked to cancer. The EPA is collecting public comments until July 5 th for glyphosate’s...
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
As Finance Committee Considers Ex-Im Reauthorization, Congress Must End Fossil Fuel Financing
The House Financial Services Committee today will consider a bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the U.S. government’s official export credit agency. The Ex-Im Bank is one of the largest sources of federal financing for fossil fuel projects abroad. In its current form, the reauthorization...
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Monday, June 17, 2019
Customers to Demand Kroger Stop Selling Food Grown With Bee-killing Pesticides
To mark National Pollinator Week (June 17-23), more than 10,000 people across the country are joining a national week of action demanding that Kroger (NYSE: KR) help stop the “bee apocalypse.” Customers are delivering letters to stores asking the nation’s largest conventional grocery store to...
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Friday, June 14, 2019
Klobuchar Must Reject Line 3 Pipeline or Contradict Her Green New Deal Support
Local community members and environmental activists from across Minnesota held a rally outside Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office today to urge her to oppose Minnesota’s Line 3 pipeline project. To remain in line with the senator’s Green New Deal support, the activists delivered a letter to Klobuchar’s...
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Monday, June 03, 2019
Vermont Passes Bill to Reduce Bee-Killing Pesticides
Environmental advocates applauded as a bill to protect pollinators by reducing pesticides harmful to bees was signed into law on Friday, May 31, 2019. The bill (H.205) regulates neonicotinoid pesticides because of their particular toxicity to bees. Neonicotinoids are systemic in nature, meaning...
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