Groups Urge Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals Stay with FDA not USDA

This week, thirteen national advocacy groups concerned about public health, environment, and animal welfare urged key federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Read More

Civil society groups release “Fair Shares NDC” model for revised U.S. climate action pledge under the Paris Agreement

Today, environmental, environmental justice, and international development groups are releasing the “Fair Shares Nationally Determined Contribution” (“Fair Shares NDC”) laying out the measures the United States should commit to carrying out to do its “fair share” of the global effort to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, Read More

Friends of the Earth Statement on JP Morgan Annual letter

Friends of the Earth released documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act today, revealing JP Morgan Chase’s efforts to lobby senior Trump Treasury officials to bailout the oil industry and its lenders, during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

30+ Groups and Academics Call on Yellen to use US government’s “voice and vote” to take bold action on climate at the IMF

In a letter sent today, 30+ organizations and academics from around the globe called on US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to use the US government’s “voice and vote” in the IMF to push for an end to support of fossil fuel expansion --including gas. Read More

Friends of the Earth reacts to President Biden’s $3 trillion infrastructure plan

Friends of the Earth welcomes President Biden’s efforts to center climate change, racial equity and support for family-sustaining union jobs in his infrastructure package. Read More

Rep. Ro Khanna announces hearing on ending fossil fuel subsidies on call with climate activists

On an Our Revolution call yesterday with climate experts and activists, U.S. Representative Ro Khanna announced a hearing in the Oversight Environmental subcommittee on ending fossil fuel subsidies. Read More

NEW REPORT: Closing the Dirty Energy Gap

WASHINGTON– Friends of the Earth released a new report today, showing that the federal government could cover decades worth of the state share of revenue from federal fossil fuel leasing with the money Republicans simply handed to corporate polluters in tax breaks. The report comes … Read More

Environmental Groups call out Facebook Climate Change Disinformation

While Facebook admits climate disinformation on its platform is a problem, it continues to fail to stop the spread of disinformation, most recently illustrated by the rampant disinformation surrounding the Texas outages in February. Read More

New York state legislators introduce deforestation-free procurement bill

State legislators introduced the New York Deforestation-Free Procurement Act to ensure the state government does not drive deforestation. Read More

Indigenous Leaders & Goldman Prize Recipients Send Open Letter Demanding BlackRock Act on Deforestation and Human Rights

Over 80 activists issued a public letter criticizing BlackRock for violating Indigenous rights and other traditional communities. Read More