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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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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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Senate Confirmation of Export-Import Bank Directors Means Billions More Dollars in Federal Fossil Fuel Financing
The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm three nominees to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The confirmation allows Ex-Im to establish a board quorum, clearing the way for the bank to revive its financing of billions of dollars in fossil fuel projects abroad. After nearly four...
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
House of Representatives Votes to Take Action on Climate Change
The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. The bill requires the Trump administration to develop and update a plan for the United States to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement on climate change. In response to today’s vote, Karen Orenstein,...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Bernhardt Another Gift to Big Oil
The Senate voted to confirm David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Department of the Interior today. Bernhardt has a long history of working for the oil and gas industries and his former clients include CITGO, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and the Independent Petroleum Association of America...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
More Than 300 Groups Urge Congress to Make Food and Agriculture Central to the Climate Crisis and Green New Deal Debate
A coalition of more than 300 groups today sent a letter to Congress calling for a Green New Deal that prioritizes food and agriculture solutions to climate change. The coalition, made up of farming, ranching, fishing, farmworker, food, agriculture, consumer, public health and environmental...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Trump Executive Order Another Handout to Fossil Fuel Industry
The Trump Administration will issue two executive orders today that expedite permits and limit the ability of states to reject new fossil fuel projects and infrastructure, according to reports. The orders will restrict states’ ability to protect the health and safety of their residents by opposing...
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
100+ Groups Call on Bank of America to Drop Support for Atlantic Coast Pipeline
More than 100 organizations today called on Bank of America to publicly commit to no further financing for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and for Bank of America to urge others not to invest in the pipeline project. In a letter to Bank of America’s CEO, the coalition of groups wrote, “As lead arranger...
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