Trump Administration to waive rules, clearing the way for more polluting projects

Trump is expected to sign an executive order today waiving long-standing environmental protection mandates, allowing federal agencies to rush through approval for pipelines, mines, and other destructive, polluting projects.

Friends of the Earth stands in support of Black lives and echoes calls to defund the police

Friends of the Earth U.S. condemns the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery, and the continued state-sanctioned violence against Black people in the United States. Today and every day, we declare Black lives matter.

Advantages and savings in store for Memphis if TVA is dropped, latest study finds

A new report affirmed the savings and advantages available to Memphis if it leaves the Tennessee Valley Authority for lower-cost, greener power, according to a presentation by Siemens Inc. to the Memphis Power Supply Advisory Team (PSAT) last Friday.

EPA fails to oversee disastrous Pebble Mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed yesterday to invoke its Clean Water Act section 404(q) authority to protect salmon-rich Bristol Bay, Alaska from the dangerous proposed Pebble Mine project.

API CEO spews double-talk on polluter bailout

If polluters want to deny the existence of the ongoing bailout, Congress should swiftly repeal these blatant corporate tax giveaways and make fossil fuels ineligible for stimulus lending programs.

Report: G20 Governments Bankrolling the Fossil Fuel Industry by at least $77 Billion a Year

A new report released by Friends of the Earth U.S. and Oil Change International reveals G20 countries have provided at least $77 billion a year in public finance to oil, gas and coal projects since the Paris Climate Agreement.

Activists protest BlackRock’s ‘hot air’ on climate change

In a series of demonstrations after BlackRock’s annual shareholder meeting today, activists in New York City, San Francisco, and London staged socially distanced protests to criticize the financial giant’s failure to live up to its rhetoric on climate change.

Golden Veroleum Liberia Lays Off Workers, Endangers Communities, Highlighting Failure of Industrial Plantation Model

Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), a palm oil company operating in Liberia since 2012, announced recently that it is laying off 440 workers – about a tenth of its workforce – due to unsustainable losses and the falling price of palm oil.

Farm and Environmental Organizations Rebuke New USDA Regulatory Review

Today, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their official rules revising federal regulation of genetically engineered (GE) organisms. Under the new federal rules, USDA has significantly reduced its regulatory responsibility for GE organisms.

Big Oil scores $1.5 billion in COVID tax scam

According to a review of over 40 quarterly filings, at least 12 oil and gas companies are expected to claim a total $1.4 billion in tax breaks.