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, March 28, 2019
Bernhardt Unfit to Lead DOI
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on David Bernhardt's nomination today. The hearing brings the former energy lobbyist one step closer to becoming the next secretary of the Interior. Members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee have received over...
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Monday, March 25, 2019
Investors Beware: Atlantic Coast Pipeline Faces Multiple Legal, Regulatory Threats
A briefing for Dominion Energy investors released today breaks down the major challenges the Atlantic Coast Pipeline faces. The project, which is currently two years behind schedule and estimated to be more than $2 billion over budget, faces significant financial, legal and regulatory hurdles. “The...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Environmentalists Call on Labor to Support Green New Deal
In a letter sent to the authors of a joint resolution, one-fifth of the unions that make up the AFL-CIO energy committee commented on the Green New Deal. The letter was made public Tuesday. In response to the letter, Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement: The...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Schumer-Carper Resolution Fails the Laugh Test
A resolution on climate change was introduced today in the Senate by Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) and Ranking Member Carper (D-Del.). It simply asserts that climate change is real and that Congress should address it. Nicole Ghio, Fossil Fuel Program Manager at Friends of the Earth , issued the...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Fossil Fuel Lobbyist Wheeler Unfit to Serve as EPA Administrator
The Senate is set to confirm Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today. A long-time fossil fuel lobbyist with a record of climate denial, Wheeler is unfit to lead the federal agency responsible for protecting our nation’s environment and public health. Ariel...
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Friday, February 22, 2019
Canada NEB Recommends Tar Sands Pipeline, Threatening Salish Sea, First Nations People, and Orca Survival
The Canadian National Energy Board announced its recommendation today that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project should move forward, despite widespread opposition. The NEB’s recommendation comes after the Canadian federal government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau purchased the pipeline...
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
New Study: Pesticide Levels in Children and Adults Drop Dramatically After One Week of Eating Organic
A groundbreaking peer-reviewed study published today in the journal Environmental Research found that switching to an organic diet significantly reduced the levels of synthetic pesticides found in all participants – after less than one week. On average, the pesticide and pesticide metabolite levels...
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Congressional Green New Deal Resolution Falls Short on Fossil Fuels
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced a congressional resolution on a Green New Deal, detailing the desire to take congressional action on climate change. As has been previously reported, this resolution will not call for an end to fossil fuels. In...
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Monday, February 04, 2019
Senate Must Reject Corrupt David Bernhardt for Interior Secretary
Trump today nominated David Bernhardt for U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Bernhardt, who is currently serving as the Deputy Secretary of the agency, will have to be confirmed by the Senate for the new position. In response to Trump’s decision, Nicole Ghio, Senior Fossil Fuels...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
DOJ Releases Formal Approval of Toxic Mega-Merger between Bayer and Monsanto
The Department of Justice today formally announced its green light for the Bayer-Monsanto merger, conditional to further divestments by the two companies. This decision comes after DOJ received over one million public comments urging the agency to block the merger and overwhelming concern by...
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