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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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Latest News See All
Flame Wars: Report Exposes Misinformation Fueled by Canadian Wildfires

The climate disinformation trends in the U.S. that are blocking climate policy are clearly being echoed in Canada.

Environmental Groups Urge Alameda Council to Reject Risky Geoengineering Experiment

It is incredibly disturbing that a group of researchers is developing technology that could have catastrophic impacts on the weather.

Influential IRA Tax Credit Leaves Door Open for Dirty Energy

For the sake of communities and the climate, the 45Y tax credit can’t be another subsidy for dirty energy and Big Oil.

Impact Stories See All
Conserving California’s Open Spaces
Conserving California’s Open Spaces

Creating national monuments means preserving clean air and water, protecting species, offering recreational opportunities for local communities, and upholding sacred sites.

Pausing LNG Exports
Pausing LNG Exports

We joined over 300 organizations from over 40 countries across the globe in a letter calling on the Biden administration to abandon its support for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) at COP28.

Standing Up for Polar Bears
Standing Up for Polar Bears

The agency’s regulation gave oil and gas companies in Alaska a pass to harass polar bears along the Beaufort Sea coast and on the North Slope.

Latest Blog Posts See All
Five Things the Movie Her Got Wrong, and a Bit Right
Five Things the Movie Her Got Wrong, and a Bit Right

OpenAI, Google, and others are rapidly trying to outdo each other while making promises about “safety” that they just as quickly throw out the window, trampling the rights of women, minorities, artists, and journalists along the way.

Are Your Internet Habits Killing the Planet?
Are Your Internet Habits Killing the Planet?

Individual behavior changes alone won’t solve the problem of a high-polluting internet. Ultimately, what’s needed is systemic change from tech companies and fossil fuel companies.

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.

Resources See All
  • Flame Wars: Misinformation and Wildfire in Canada’s Climate Conversation
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  • The Hydrogen Hustle: How the Biden Administration can prevent another fossil fuel subsidy
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  • Artificial Intelligence Threats to Climate Change
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