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Over 140 businesses, farmers and organizations call on Senate Agriculture Committee to support the National Organic Standards Board

One of the top reasons consumers buy organic food is to avoid toxic pesticides. If the National Organic Standards Board is weakened, the organic standards could be opened to allow toxic pesticides.

Global Campaign Exposes BlackRock for Devastating Climate Impacts of Investments

BlackRock, with over $6.3 trillion of assets under management, is a leading investor in sectors driving climate change: coal, oil, gas and deforestation, as well as the banks that finance them.

Honeybee death survey masks true scale of pollinator crisis

These dire honeybee numbers add to the consistent pattern of unsustainable bee losses in recent years that threatens our food system, but they are the tip of the iceberg.

Herman Morris, Jr., Former Head of MLGW, Joins Friends of the Earth’s Efforts in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TENN. – Former president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas and Water and past City Attorney, Herman Morris, Jr., has joined Friends of the Earth as an adviser. Morris will work with Friends of the Earth on current and future projects geared towards educating Memphis-area residents on energy efficiency and cost-saving initiatives. 

“Herman’s experience with energy, utilities and Memphis city government makes him an invaluable member of the team at Friends of the Earth,” said David Freeman, former…

EPA Ignores Petition to Review Illegally Issued Refinery Permit to Pollute

he federal Environmental Protection Agency ignored a mandatory deadline to decide on a petition challenging an air permit for Phillip 66’s oil refinery in Rodeo, California.

Disastrous GOP Farm Bill Defeated

The defeat of the regressive and unjust GOP Farm Bill is a resounding victory for public health and the environment.

Environmental, Progressive, Civil Rights organizations deliver 300,000 petitions demanding that Congress fire Scott Pruitt

Today, Friends of the Earth and 24 other environmental, progressive and civil rights organizations delivered 300,000 petitions to members of the House and Senate, demanding that Congress fire EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Fracked Gas Pipeline Neighbors file Federal Complaint against State of North Carolina Charging Environmental Justice Violations

An alliance of community, statewide and national groups today filed a federal complaint seeking to stop a hotly contested pipeline that would pump so-called natural gas from Appalachian fracking fields into and across North Carolina.

European Union bans bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides

The EU’s groundbreaking ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides is a huge win for pollinators, people and the planet.

Friends of the Earth Releases Ad Aimed at Repeal of South Carolina Law that Enabled $9 Billion Waste at V.C. Summer Project

While the impact of the failed nuclear project is serious in nature and of paramount importance to the energy future of South Carolina, we need to focus attention on the public bailout of SCE&G and Dominion