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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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Public interest groups challenge Tennessee Valley Authority to disclose contracts in compliance with law

Instead of power for the people, it’s running rampant as the largest unregulated power company in America.

In Victory for Climate, Ex-Im Bank Will Not Finance Long Phu Coal Plant
In Victory for Climate, Ex-Im Bank Will Not Finance Long Phu Coal Plant

Ex-Im Bank not supporting this dirty coal plant is a victory against Trump’s promotion of fossil fuels at the expense of our climate and local communities.

Budget deal marks latest surrender to Trump, GOP

This budget deal is the latest example of Trump and the GOP’s dangerous agenda: corporate handouts to the fossil fuel industry and a swollen defense budget.

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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.

A recent bill was celebrated as one of California’s greatest climate policy achievements, but it is actually a huge blow to the cause of environmental justice worldwide.

Richmond, California has been my home for the past 15 years. It’s also home to the largest refinery on the west coast,…

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  • 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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