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Lawsuit Aims to Protect Endangered Whales in California Shipping Lanes

The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth sued the Trump administration today for failing to protect endangered whales from being struck by ships using ports in California. Ship strikes are a leading cause of death for blue, fin and humpback whales off California’s coast. Read More

Trump’s parting gift to Big Oil

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has finalized its“fair access” rule today, designed to protect oil companies from lenders making informed decisions based on climate risk and the dwindling economic prospects of dirty energy. Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Issues Nationwide Permit for Industrial Finfish Facilities in Federal Waters, Risking Ecosystems and Livelihoods

Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a nationwide permit facilitating the rapid development and construction of large-scale commercial finfish aquaculture facilities in federal waters, among other major industries. Read More

Congressman Don Young reintroduces the “Keep Fin Fish Free Act” to protect oceans from floating factory farms

U.S. Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) reintroduced the Keep Fin Fish Free Act (H.R. 274), which places a moratorium on commercial permitting of marine finfish aquaculture facilities in federally controlled areas of the ocean. Read More

Billboard at Kroger HQ Demands Retailer Eliminate Bee-killing Pesticides Used to Grow Food it Sells

A new billboard near the Cincinnati headquarters of Kroger (NYSE: KR) demands that the largest traditional grocery corporation in the U.S. stop using toxic pesticides linked to dramatic declines in populations of bees and other pollinators essential to food production. Read More

Biden must make climate central to his export and development agency picks

52 non-governmental organizations sent a letter establishing criteria for the Biden Administration to select candidates at export and development finance agencies. Read More

FOE Statement on the appointment of Deb Haaland as U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Haaland will be a champion of our public lands and waters, and the communities that rely on them. Read More

FOE Statement on the appointment of Michael Regan to head the EPA

While we are disappointed that Secretary Regan will likely be nominated as EPA Director by President-elect Biden, we are prepared to work with the Agency and the Biden Administration on policies that support a healthy and just world. Read More

FOE Statement on the appointment of Gina McCarthy to White House Climate Czar

We need transformational leadership. Friends of the Earth will be pushing McCarthy, Kerry and the Biden administration to meet this challenge. Read More

Five years out, the Paris Agreement is a reminder that the root causes of the climate crisis remain unaddressed

Five years later, we find our world mired in higher inequality, deeper crises of increasing unemployment, fossil fuel projects and bailouts for the most polluting companies Read More