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, 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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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Kroger Releases New Policy to Limit Bee-Killing Pesticides on Garden Plants
Kroger (NYSE: KR) released a new pollinator policy to phase out neonicotinoids on live garden plants in its stores and garden centers by 2020. This announcement comes days before Kroger’s annual shareholder meeting where Friends of the Earth and allies will be urging Kroger to commit to stop...
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Regressive GOP Farm Bill a Disaster for Environment
Today the Republican-controlled House voted to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. Lisa Archer, Food and Agriculture Program Director at Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response: The GOP Farm Bill is a disaster for people and the planet. Any member of Congress that voted for this bill...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Costco Releases New Policy to Limit Toxic Pesticides to Protect Pollinators
Costco (NYSE: COST) has updated the breadth of its 2016 pollinator policy to encourage its suppliers of fruits, vegetables and garden plants to phase out the use of chlorpyrifos and neonicotinoids. The policy encourages suppliers to limit use of non-essential chemicals, utilize eco-friendly methods...
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Toxic Mega-Merger Between Bayer and Monsanto Gets Approval From Department of Justice
The Department of Justice formally announced today its approval of the Bayer-Monsanto merger, contingent upon divestments from the two companies. Tiffany Finck-Haynes, senior food futures campaigner with Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response: This toxic mega-merger is...
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Honeybee Death Survey Masks True Scale of Pollinator Crisis
The Bee Informed Partnership today released results of its annual survey of honeybee colony losses. Beekeepers reported 40.1 percent bee colony losses between April 2017 and April 2018. However, these numbers only represent 6.6 percent of the nation’s honeybee colonies and do not account for losses...
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