News Archive


U.S. Forest Service restores critical protections to Tongass National Forest

In a win for Southeast Alaska communities, wildlife, and the climate, the U.S. Forest Service reinstated Roadless Rule protections across the Tongass rainforest in Southeast Alaska. Read More

NRC refuses PG&E request to resume review of Diablo Canyon nuclear plant extension

Technical staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) refused a request by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to resume reviewing a 2009 license renewal application the company formally withdrew from NRC consideration in 2018. Read More

Statement on Manuel Terán’s killing

Friends of the Earth U.S. expresses our solidarity with those outraged and in mourning at the police killing of Manuel “Tortuguita” Terán, while protecting the South River Forest from logging and exploitation. Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Biden EPA Failure to Cut Airplane Soot Pollution

Environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency today over its rule that fails to cut aircraft particulate matter pollution, commonly known as soot and smoke. Read More

Twitter’s #ClimateScam and Fossil-Fueled Facebook Ads Documented In New COP27 Report

LONDON – Today, the Climate Action Against Disinformation (CAAD) coalition released its roundup report on climate disinformation detected around the United Nations’ climate conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The report reflects the efforts of the coalition’s COP27… Read More

More Than 300 Groups Urge Biden Administration to Manage Public Lands and Waters in Line with his Climate Promises and International Commitments

Today, over 300 community groups sent a letter to the Department of Interior outlining 9 concrete steps it can take to align its public lands and waters management with climate science and Biden's climate promises. Read More

Environmental and Climate Groups, Advocates, and Activists Hold Rally in Front of White House, Urging Biden to Protect Arctic Health, Climate Justice by Rejecting ConocoPhillips’ Willow Oil and Gas Project

Today, groups delivered over 100,000 comments to the White House in opposition to ConocoPhillips’ dirty and dangerous Willow project and rallied at Lafayette Square to demand the Biden Administration meet its climate goals and reject this project. Read More

Environmental Groups Blow the Whistle on State/PG&E Illegal Scheme to Keep Diablo Canyon Operating Past License Expiration Dates

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, Friends of the Earth and Environmental Working Group filed a legal petition asserting that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) does not have legal authority to extend the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant’s operating licenses past its scheduled shutdown dates in 2024. Read More

Friends of the Earth Slams Failed Cook Inlet Lease Sale

Bidding in last week’s Cook Inlet oil and gas lease sale revealed a notable reluctance from the fossil fuel industry to pursue risky development in Arctic waters, despite insistence from Big Oil-friendly legislators that the sale was necessary. Read More

Friends of the Earth Condemns Dirty Ag Riders in Omnibus Spending Bill

Two poison pill agricultural provisions were added to the Congressional omnibus appropriations package today, teeing up a vote on the Growing Climate Solutions Act (GSCA) and SUSTAINS Act in the year-end spending bill. Read More