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Analysis: Vacationers Generate 8 Times More Carbon on a Cruise Ship than on Land

Today Friends of the Earth released new data that shows cruise goers emit eight times the amount of carbon dioxide emissions per day than a land-based vacationer. Read More

Honoring the Legacy of Verner Wilson III

We have lost a bright light in our movement, and we will endeavor to continue Verner’s work to elevate Indigenous voices. Read More

Friends of the Earth Denounces Massive, Unlawful Gulf Lease Sale

Today, the Biden Administration offered 73.3 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leasing despite widespread opposition from Gulf community and national environmental groups. Read More

Friends of the Earth Applauds Monument Designations for Avi Kwa Ame and Castner Range

WASHINGTON – Today, the Biden administration officially designated Avi Kwa Ame and Castner Range as national monuments. This victory is the result of years-long advocacy campaigns led by Tribes, frontline and conservation groups working with the Honor Avi Kwa Ame and Castner Range… Read More

Groups object in court to Alaska magistrate’s rule allowing oil and gas companies to harass Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears

National and Alaska environmental groups filed an objection in U.S. District Court today over a magistrate’s findings and recommendation that would let stand a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule allowing oil and gas companies to harass Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears. Read More

Lawsuit Seeks to Protect U.S. Waters From Ship Pollution, Invasive Species

WASHINGTON — The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to finalize nationwide standards that would protect U.S. waterways from harmful vessel discharges. Today’s lawsuit notes that discharges of vessel ballast water originating thousands of miles away can carry invasive… Read More

Big Wins for Endangered Orcas in Defense Spending Bill

These new measures will give Southern Resident orcas and other marine mammals a better chance of survival in the Pacific Northwest. 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

Nearly 200 Groups Urge No New Leases in Biden’s Five Year Plan

WASHINGTON – Community organizations across the country sent a letter to the Biden administration today demanding no new leases in the Interior Department’s Five Year Plan for offshore drilling as part of the program’s public comment period ending October 6. The… Read More