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EPA Proposes New Credits Under Renewable Fuel Standard, Bolstering False Climate Solutions

WASHINGTON – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency is launching a long-awaited comment period for electronic Renewable Identification Numbers—or e-RINs—under the Renewable Fuel Standard. If finalized, the proposal carves a path to allow electricity from biomass and biogas to generate compliance credits for charging… Read More

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… 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

Ahead of COP27, Groups Demand Social Media Companies Address Climate Disinformation

Over a dozen organizations sent a letter to major platforms, calling on them to strengthen their content moderation policies. Read More

Friends of the Earth Applauds Setback for Manchin’s Dirty Deal, Win for Environmental Justice

Leader Schumer’s decision to strip Senator Manchin’s dirty deal from the Continuing Resolution represents a huge fumble for Big Oil’s agenda. Read More

Congress Must Reject Manchin’s Dirty Deal, Protect Communities and Climate

A vote for Senator Manchin and Schumer’s bill is a vote for environmental racism, classism, and climate catastrophe. Read More