News Archive


Indigenous Leaders, Environmental Organizations Support Biden Administration Announcement Soliciting Feedback on Expanding and Strengthening Protections for Special Areas in the Western Arctic

DOI's announcement is an important step, but the agency must establish additional safeguards to prevent the irreversible environmental harm that oil and gas projects like Willow pose to our climate and communities. Read More

Youth from Across the Country Visit Washington DC to Advocate for Plant-based School Food Options

This week, members of the Plant Powered Youth Steering Committee met with their elected representatives and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to advocate for expanding daily access to plant-based meals in K-12 schools. Read More

Friends of the Earth Responds to Supreme Court Overturning Chevron Deference

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that wipes the longstanding legal principle of Chevron deference off the books. Read More

Environmental and Labor Coalition Seeks to Block Baseless Partisan Attacks on Bedrock Environmental Law

Chipping away at our bedrock environmental laws will benefit dirty industries, silence the communities they pollute with impunity, and impede much-needed transparency around the government's activities. Read More

FERC’s likely rubber stamp will not deliver Venture Global’s CP2

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is expected to approve Venture Global’s massive CP2 LNG project at its Open Meeting today. Read More

Community Members, State and National Groups Rally at EPA to Oppose its Support for Factory Farm Gas

Today dozens of people representing farmers, rural communities, researchers, environmental organizations, and others rallied at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters to speak against factory farm gas, a greenwashing measure that will further entrench factory farming and fossil fuels. Read More

Environmental Groups Oppose LOC-NESS Geoengineering Experiment That Threatens Marine Life

A proposal to dump 60,000 gallons of sodium hydroxide into the ocean was met with outrage and opposition from environmental groups. Read More

More than 100 Groups Urge Gov. Hochul to Sign the NY TREES Act

The ongoing destruction of the earth’s last great rainforests is as unforgivable as it is irreversible, and is inextricably tied to labor abuses, violence against human rights defenders, species extinction, and the climate emergency that affects us all. Read More

New Report Reveals Indonesian Palm Oil Giant’s Violations More Widespread Than Initially Documented

AAL’s environmental and governance violations include illegal palm oil cultivation inside Indonesia’s forest estate; ongoing intimidation and criminalization of environmental human rights defenders; and several AAL subsidiaries operating without required permits. Read More

154 Signatories from 28 Countries Call On Gov. Hochul to Protect Their Homes and Land By Signing the TREES Act

The TREES Act will make sure New York government agencies don’t use taxpayer money on certain goods and products derived from tropical deforestation. Read More