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Friends of the Earth groups denounce recent case of intimidation by Astra Agro Lestari, call for immediate de-escalation

Friends of the Earth groups strongly denounce the most recent instance of intimidation by Astra Agro Lestari (AAL) against community members who are calling for the return of their land taken by the company without consent. Read More

Global call for United States to change course on LNG at COP28 climate talks

Over 300 organizations from over 40 countries across the globe released a letter today calling on the Biden Administration to abandon its support for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) at COP28 in Dubai. Read More

Friends of the Earth welcomes bipartisan legislation to curtail global deforestation and environmental crime

This week, Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Mike Braun (R-IN) and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) announced the introduction of the federal FOREST Act, an updated version of a bill first introduced in 2021. Read More

Global Leaders Join New Yorkers in Urging Governor Hochul to Sign the “Most Substantial Climate Legislation” on Her Desk

Today, leaders and advocates from around the world joined New Yorkers in calling on Governor Kathy Hochul to sign The New York Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act into law before the end of the year. Read More

Friends of the Earth launches legal complaint as U.S. EXIM approaches $1 billion mark for fossil fuel lending

Today, Friends of the Earth U.S. submitted an international complaint against the U.S. Export-Import Bank over its financing of overseas fossil fuel projects. Read More

Major bank and investor policies accelerating forest destruction, biodiversity loss, climate chaos and rights violations

A new report released on "Finance Day" at COP28 provides a comprehensive look into the role big finance plays in driving tropical deforestation, biodiversity loss, climate change and human rights abuses. Read More

Environmental Groups Sue Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Denying Hearing on Delayed Diablo Canyon Inspections

Friends of the Earth and Mothers for Peace filed a lawsuit against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for rejecting the groups' request for a public hearing over outdated inspections at Diablo Canyon. Read More

Snapshot of disruption: pre-COP28 conversations marred by misinformation as big oil pumps millions of dollars into Meta ads

On the eve of COP28, the world is grappling with an environmental crisis compounded by an information crisis. Read More

Report: Disinformation Escalating During Extreme Weather Events in Latin America

WASHINGTON – Today, new research from Roots and Friends of the Earth, commissioned with Purpose, has revealed the proliferation of climate disinformation narratives surrounding extreme weather events in Latin America. The report highlights how these events, due to their high visibility, multifaceted nature, and emotional impact, serve… Read More

Friends of the Earth groups reject inadequate, inaccurate Astra Agro Lestari report on environmental and human rights violations in Indonesia

Friends of the Earth groups issued a detailed response denouncing a new report by Indonesia’s second largest palm oil company, Astra Agro Lestari (AAL), concerning environmental and human rights violations by the company’s subsidiaries. Read More