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, May 11, 2010
Dangerous Senate Bill Threatens to Stymie Fight Against Global Warming
Friends of the Earth's president, Erich Pica, had the following response to the four-page and 21-page summaries of the "American Power Act" cap-and-trade proposal by Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman that leaked today:
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Thursday, May 06, 2010
Friends of the Earth Responds to Gulf Oil Spill with TV Ad Taking on Palin, Steele and ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’
Friends of the Earth released a TV ad today that takes the fight to "drill, baby, drill" sloganeers in the wake of the mounting oil spill catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. The 30-second ad, which will air in drilling debate hotspots Florida and Virginia, can be viewed at http://www.foe.org/tv-ads- take-drill-baby-drill-wake- spill .
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Oil Spill Continues to Leak 1,000 Barrels Per Day into Gulf of Mexico
Last Thursday, the Deepwater Horizon, an offshore drilling rig leased to oil giant BP, sank off the coast of Louisiana after an explosion. Eleven oil rig workers are still missing and presumed dead in what is shaping up to be the worst oil disaster in the U.S. since the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
World Bank Accused of Promoting Land Grabbing
Friends of the Earth International warned today that voluntary principles on land acquisitions announced by the World Bank and supported by the UN will legitimize and promote land grabbing in Asia, Africa and Latin America. [1] The warning was issued as the World Bank released at an April 26-27 Washington meeting its voluntary principles to protect rights, livelihoods and resources during large scale land acquisitions by foreign investors in these continents.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010
EPA Proposes Rule to Phase Out Lead From Aviation Fuel
The Environmental Protection Agency responded to a petition from Friends of the Earth yesterday by announcing an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding harmful lead in airplane fuel. While the notice acknowledges many problems that are caused by lead in aviation fuel, the EPA has not yet proposed means of addressing the problems.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
State Department Ignores Global Warming in Draft Assessment of Keystone XL Pipeline's Environmental Impacts
The Department of State released on Friday a draft analysis of environmental impacts that could be caused by a proposed pipeline to transfer dirty tar sands oil from Canada to refineries in Texas. The pipeline, the Keystone XL, would be constructed by Canadian oil and gas giant TransCanada. If approved, it would bring high-carbon, dirty tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada through the plains states of the U.S. to Gulf Coast refineries near Houston at a rate of 900,000 barrels per day.
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Friday, April 09, 2010
Justice Stevens Announces Retirement from Supreme Court
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement today, ending a tenure that began in 1975. He is the Court’s senior Associate Justice.
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
World Bank Urged to Vote ‘no’ on Eskom Coal Loan
The World Bank is expected to vote tomorrow, April 8, on whether to approve a $3.75 billion loan that would help South African utility Eskom build the 4800 MW Medupi coal-fired power plant, which would be one of the world’s largest and most polluting.
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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Congressman Collin Peterson Wins Biofool of the Year Award
Congressman Collin Peterson, chairman of the powerful House Agriculture Committee, prevailed against tough competition to receive Friends of the Earth's annual Biofool of the Year award, which was delivered to his office on Monday.
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Thursday, April 01, 2010
Obama Administration Adopts Historic National Greenhouse Gas Reduction Standard for Cars
The Obama administration today established a greenhouse gas pollution standard for motor vehicles that will result in the sale of cleaner, more efficient vehicles, and that is expected to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and lead to healthier air and lower fuel costs.
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