Climate & Energy JusticeThe climate crisis is the definitive environmental issue of our time, but it will take more than just greenhouse gas-reducing technologies to address it.
The Climate & Energy Justice Team envisions energy systems that are ecologically balanced, centered on community self-determination, and that recognize and address systemic inequity. We seek to stop the exploitation of people and the environment by: halting dirty energy production; ending fossil fuel subsidies; supporting a planned phase-out of fossil fuels; protecting public lands; and preventing climate disinformation.
Recognizing that there can be no climate justice without racial justice, we support energy systems that advance environmental justice, foster equitable relationships among and within nations, and secure clean energy access for all.
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We applaud policies that address climate disinformation and encourage all social media platforms to adopt policies that protect their users.
Today’s IPCC AR6 Synthesis Report confirms that human activity has caused a level of warming that is unprecedented in the last 2,000 years. The impacts of climate change are most keenly felt in vulnerable regions, where a storm, drought or flood is 15 times more likely to kill people.
Conservation groups today filed a notice of their intent to sue the U.S. Interior Department for failing to respond to a petition to phase out oil and gas extraction on public lands.
For 40 years, Turkey Point has been contaminating the Biscayne aquifer — the source of most of the drinking water used in South Florida.
As we continue our fight in preventing oil & gas exploitation of our public lands, we thank our members for helping us right this wrong!
After over a decade of grassroots opposition and legal hurdles, the Keystone XL pipeline has finally met its demise.
Along with nearly 600 other groups, we urged Biden to make good on his campaign promise and issue an executive order to halt new fossil fuel leasing as part of his climate agenda.
This project ended because of the activists taking to the streets and making it clear that we will not stand by while fossil fuel projects poison the bodies, land, air and water of Indigenous, Black and Brown communities.
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.
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.
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 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is many things at once. The good and the bad all need to be considered together.
The only path to progress is to do the reverse: unite and demand social media companies disclose their data and be held accountable for their role in perpetuating this existential threat.