Protecting us from climate crisis

Climate & Energy Justice

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.

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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Latest News See All
Friends of the Earth Applauds Setback for Manchin’s Dirty Deal, Win for Environmental Justice

Leader Schumer’s decision to strip Senator Manchin’s dirty deal from the Continuing Resolution represents a huge fumble for Big Oil’s agenda.

Congress Must Reject Manchin’s Dirty Deal, Protect Communities and Climate

A vote for Senator Manchin and Schumer’s bill is a vote for environmental racism, classism, and climate catastrophe.

Chair Grijalva, 71 Other Members to House Leadership: Keep Permitting Reform Out of a Continuing Resolution

Attaching permitting reform in a Continuing Resolution would “force Members to choose between protecting EJ communities from further pollution or funding the government.”

Impact Stories See All
Protecting Miami Communities
Protecting Miami Communities

For 40 years, Turkey Point has been contaminating the Biscayne aquifer — the source of most of the drinking water used in South Florida.

Protecting our Public Lands
Protecting our Public Lands

As we continue our fight in preventing oil & gas exploitation of our public lands, we thank our members for helping us right this wrong!

Killing the Keystone XL Pipeline
Killing the Keystone XL Pipeline

After over a decade of grassroots opposition and legal hurdles, the Keystone XL pipeline has finally met its demise.

Stopping Fossil Fuel Drilling of Public Lands and Waters
Stopping Fossil Fuel Drilling of Public Lands and Waters

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.

Canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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.

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.

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.

Latest Blog Posts See All
Reviewing the Climate & Agriculture provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act
Reviewing the Climate & Agriculture provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act

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

Latest IPCC Reports Underscore Threat of Climate Disinformation
Latest IPCC Reports Underscore Threat of Climate Disinformation

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.

Big Oil and Gas’s Cheap Public Lands and Water Leases Shell Game
Big Oil and Gas’s Cheap Public Lands and Water Leases Shell Game

President Biden is about to break his promise to end new lease sales in a big way, opening 80 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico to drilling

Resources See All
  • Deny, Deceive, Delay: Documenting Climate Disinformation at COP26 and Beyond
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  • Climate Disinformation and the New European Regulations
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  • Reducing Climate Disinformation Through Administrative Action
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