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Climate & Energy Justice

Friends of the Earth’s Climate & Energy Justice Team is building toward energy systems that center ecological integrity, environmental justice, and human rights.

Our strategies and tactics are rooted in addressing the historic and ongoing systems of capitalist, racial, class, and colonial inequities that harm people and the planet.

We seek to end the extraction, development, and utilization of fossil fuels and other forms of dirty energy driving the climate crisis. We similarly work to stop the proliferating number of false solutions diverting political will and resources away from the urgent need to equitably phase out fossil fuels in line with science, justice, and the United States’ fair share of the global mitigation and financial burden.


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Environmental, Gulf Groups React to API Lawsuit Targeting Five-Year Drilling Plan; Seek Stronger Protections for Gulf of Mexico

Environmental and Gulf-based groups filed a legal challenge today to hold the Interior Department accountable for failing to adequately consider the public health impacts on frontline communities in its final Five-Year Program.

Alaska Native Tribes, Southeast Alaska Businesses and Forest Advocates Defend Tongass National Forest’s Roadless Rule

A broad coalition of forest advocates is seeking to defend last year’s reinstatement of National Roadless Rule protections across the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska through several legal challenges.

Environmentalists Condemn Louisiana Court’s Decision to Uphold Air Permits for Formosa Plastics Facility

The US government, backed by the courts, continues to allow rampant pollution that harms communities.

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Protecting Communities From Air Pollution
Protecting Communities From Air Pollution

EPA announced its final endangerment finding on leaded aviation gas, a crucial step toward protecting the health of so many who have been unjustly exposed to toxic air pollution.

Tackling the Spread of Disinformation
Tackling the Spread of Disinformation

Every other industry — from food production to car manufacturers to airlines — has to report about the safety of its products. So why should tech companies be any different?

Protecting Endangered Species
Protecting Endangered Species

This win for the lesser-prairie chicken & the northern long-eared bat shows our commitment to protecting species and standing up to Big Oil.

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Artificial Intelligence: The Next Climate Wildfire?
Artificial Intelligence: The Next Climate Wildfire?

New technology like artificial intelligence (AI) is entering increasingly widespread use with essentially no safety checks at all.

Managing to Fight Disinformation
Managing to Fight Disinformation

Disinformation is a threat to the stability of democracy and undermines our ability to tackle nearly every problem we face — from addressing climate change to securing LGBTQ+ rights to ensuring public health.

The Climate & Agriculture provisions of the IRA
The Climate & Agriculture provisions of the IRA

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is many things at once. The good and the bad all need to be considered together.

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  • Methane Madness
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  • Poll results on AI climate implications
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  • Letter on White House AI Executive Order
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