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, February 17, 2009
Massive Nuclear Bailout Removed From Stimulus
Legislative language authorizing up to $50 billion in loan guarantees for the nuclear industry was stripped from the economic stimulus package today. Friends of the Earth President Brent Blackwelder had the following response:
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Massive Nuclear Bailout Removed from Stimulus
Legislative language authorizing up to $50 billion in loan guarantees for the nuclear industry was stripped from the economic stimulus package today. Friends of the Earth President Brent Blackwelder had the following response:
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Friday, February 06, 2009
Landmark Global Warming Lawsuit Settled
A federal lawsuit that sought to force two U.S. agencies to address the global warming implications of their overseas financing activities was settled today after more than six years; the suit established important legal precedents related to global warming.
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Thursday, February 05, 2009
Ads Slam Sen. Bennet for Nuclear Bailout
Friends of the Earth released a TV ad today slamming Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT) for adding an up-to-$50-billion bailout for the nuclear power industry to the Senate’s stimulus package. The group released similar ads demanding that Senate leaders eliminate this bailout. (Click to view versions of the ad pertaining to Bennett, Senator Harry Reid [D-NV] and Senator Daniel Inouye [D-HI] .)
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Senate Attempts to Waste up to $50 Billion in Stimulus Funds on Preemptive Bailout for Nuclear Industry
Senate appropriators voted yesterday to add a preemptive, up-to-$50-billion bailout for the nuclear industry to economic stimulus legislation. The move was strongly criticized by Friends of the Earth President Brent Blackwelder.
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Thursday, January 15, 2009
US Climate Action Partnership Proposal Deeply Flawed
A proposal for global warming regulation was released today by the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (a coalition of businesses from polluting industries as well as some environmental groups). Friends of the Earth President Brent Blackwelder had the following response: “While we welcome corporate engagement in the climate policy debate, the proposal released today by the U.S. Climate Action Partnership is deeply flawed and must not be the basis for domestic policy to address global warming.
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Friday, December 19, 2008
Cruise Ships Allowed to Dump Pollution a Mile from U.S. Shores
The Environmental Protection Agency today published a permit that will allow cruise ships to dump unlimited quantities of untreated graywater-a harmful pollutant-into the ocean just a mile from U.S. shores.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Statement on LaHood Nomination
Friends of the Earth President Brent Blackwelder had the following statement in response to the nomination of Congressman Ray LaHood to be the next Secretary of Transportation: "If Congressman Ray LaHood is confirmed as Transportation Secretary, he will oversee a federal transportation system that is desperately in need of reform. Congressman LaHood's challenge will be to update federal policy to meet critical goals regarding transportation, energy, and climate change.
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