News Archive


Environmental and Civic Groups Warn U.S. Nuclear Agency: Don’t Give PG&E Special Treatment on Diablo Nuclear Plant

WASHINGTON – Today, Mothers for Peace, Friends of the Earth, Environmental Working Group, and Committee to Bridge the Gap sent a letter to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) objecting to Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) request to the NRC to unlawfully resurrect a dead license renewal application rather than file… Read More

Groups Protest Bureau of Land Management Proposed Public Lands Lease Sales in NM, WY and KS

Communities are knee-deep in climate catastrophe, with intensifying wildfires and hurricanes foreshadowing what’s to come if the fossil fuel industry keeps exploiting public lands. Read More

Environmental Policy Groups Submit Comments to Treasury Department on Meeting Commitments with IRA Tax Credits

WASHINGTON – Environmental policy groups including Friends of the Earth, the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, and Partnership for Policy Integrity, submitted joint comments to the Department of the Treasury regarding implementation of the new clean energy tax credits created under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The comments demand that… Read More

Report: Despite 2021 funding cuts, international public finance for fossils could rebound if gas is excluded from US climate policy

New research released today by Oil Change International and Friends of the Earth U.S. reveals that in 2021, G20 countries and major multilateral development banks continued their preferential financing of fossil fuels. Read More

Biden calls for crackdown on Big Oil’s windfall profits

When Congress returns from recess, we expect President Biden’s swift help in passing a windfall profits tax that refunds Big Oil’s ill-gotten gains to consumers. Read More

Nearly 150 Organizations Call on U.S. Government to Support a Loss and Damage Finance Facility at COP27

Today, 143 organizations sent a joint letter to Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry calling on the U.S. government to meaningfully address climate-related Loss and Damage, including an agreement to establish a Finance Facility under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh this November. Read More

Google, Major Ad Platforms Profit Off Climate Disinformation (And Fund It, Too)

Research released today from the Dewey Square Group exposes the extent to which ad networks profit from websites that spread climate disinfo. Read More

Protest at World Bank Headquarters Demands Immediate End to Fossil Fuel Financing

The Big Shift Global coalition and friends rally and march to call on the World Bank Group to stop financing and enabling fossil fuels around the world, and redirect this money towards a just green transition. Read More

160 Organizations Pressure Biden on EPA Clean Water Act Compliance

Groups call on EPA to stop ship discharge of invasive species and human pathogens into U.S. waters. Read More

EPA proposes “endangerment finding” of leaded aviation gasoline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed an endangerment finding on leaded aviation gasoline, a critical step to regulate lead pollution from piston-engine aircrafts, the largest source of lead emissions in the country. The endangerment finding on leaded aviation gasoline, or avgas, is the first… Read More