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The climate crisis is the definitive environmental issue of our time, but it will take more than just greenhouse gas-reducing technologies to address it. We will need to change how we produce our energy, grow our food, conduct our politics, organize our economies, and more. We need to make a wholesale transition from an extractive to a regenerative economy, and protect vulnerable communities in the process. Friends of the Earth fights to end our dependence on dirty fossil fuels and dangerous nuclear power; and promotes solutions like renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and tropical forest protection. All while putting communities, not corporations, at the center.
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New Law Seals Deal in Closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

Gov. Brown yesterday signed legislation into law implementing the final pieces of a deal to close Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.

As Climate Heats Up, Public Calls for Worker Protections From Heat

The federal government must establish protections for workers who are subject to extreme heat, 61,620 individuals said today in a petition (PDF) delivered to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Lawsuit Challenges Tennessee Valley Authority’s Attack on Solar Energy in South

Five climate and energy-conservation groups today sued the Tennessee Valley Authority for imposing discriminatory electricity rates that discourage homeowners and businesses from investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Impact Stories See All
Halting a Pipeline in its Tracks
Halting a Pipeline in its Tracks

Organizations like Friends of the Earth US—and our international partners at Friends of the Earth Canada—called attention to this project’s dangerous consequences since it was first announced.

FERC rejects proposal to prop up dirty energy
FERC rejects proposal to prop up dirty energy

Friends of the Earth is committed to fighting against the Trump Administration’s dangerous, misguided policies on coal and nuclear power.

Continued Resistance of the Keystone XL Pipeline
Continued Resistance of the Keystone XL Pipeline

A decade later Keystone XL has not been built, and Friends of the Earth remains committed to resisting this dirty pipeline.

Ending Dangerous Nuclear Power
Ending Dangerous Nuclear Power

Since Friends of the Earth was founded 40 years ago, we have been the United States’ leading voice opposing nuclear energy and exposing the real dangers of nuclear power plants.

Shutting Down Diablo Canyon
Shutting Down Diablo Canyon

For 40 years, Friends of the Earth has been a leading voice in the U.S. in opposing nuclear reactors. In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, it is clear that there can and must be a thorough debate on our energy future and the need to move beyond this dangerous…

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Karen Budd-Falen is the wrong choice to oversee our public lands
Karen Budd-Falen is the wrong choice to oversee our public lands

As the director of BLM she could have the power to sell off our public lands to fossil fuel interests, embolden militant ranchers, gut critical environmental safeguards, pollute our vulnerable waterways, and leave an irreversible scar on our wild places.

The president’s tax reform agenda should terrify environmentalists
The president’s tax reform agenda should terrify environmentalists

This week Donald Trump planted himself in front of an oil refinery in North Dakota to talk about tax cuts. The whole spectacle was a reminder that the GOP tax reform agenda could be a disaster for the environment.

The California legislature just extended cap and trade. 3,000 people will die.
The California legislature just extended cap and trade. 3,000 people will die.

Richmond, California has been my home for the past 15 years. It’s also home to the largest refinery on the west coast, operated by Chevron, California’s single largest stationary source of greenhouse gas emissions.

For almost four years, Richmond’s environmental justice advocates have been campaigning to prevent Chevron…

Resources See All
  • Amicus Brief for Children’s Climate Lawsuit
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  • Testimony on V. C. Summer Nuclear Project
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  • The Failure of the Nuclear Gamble in South Carolina
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