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Friends of the Earth reacts to the release of DOI report Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful

The Department of Interior just released a report on achieving the U.S. goal to conserve 30 percent of our lands, waters, and ocean by the year 2030 Read More

Biden’s Climate Commitment Falls Far Short of U.S. “Fair Share”

The U.S. climate target unveiled today is magnitudes below the United States’ fair share of climate action, both in terms of actual greenhouse gas reductions and providing finance and other assistance for communities in the Global South as they reel from a climate crisis they did not create. Read More

Environmental, environmental justice, development, faith, and youth groups urge Biden administration to commit to a “fair share” climate target at Earth Day Climate Leaders’ Summit

Nearly 100 civil society organizations sent a letter to the Biden administration urging climate action that prioritizes the world’s most vulnerable communities. 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

Friends of the Earth applauds introduction of democracy reform bill in Senate, urges Congress to pass the For the People Act

The For the People Act (S1) is a once-in-a-generation, landmark bill that will repair our damaged political system, which has prevented our country from tackling critical threats such as climate change and ecosystem collapse. Read More

FOE applauds confirmation of Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior

The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior today. She will be sworn-in in the coming days, following an unusually hostile senate hearing. Read More

Friends of the Earth applauds House passage of HR 1, urges Senate to follow suit

The House of Representatives today passed HR1, the For the People Act, a landmark democracy reform bill that would expand and protect voting rights for all, end partisan and racial gerrymandering, get dark money out of politics, and restore transparency and accountability in our government. Read More

Friends of the Earth Statement on the Confirmation of Tom Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary

Secretary Vilsack’s second tour at US Department of Agriculture must look dramatically different than his first. Read More

Friends of the Earth calls new federal lands and waters moratorium ‘a critical first step’

We look forward to working with the Biden Administration during the moratorium to plan a just transition that ends our dependence on oil and gas. Read More

As Biden Prepares to Issue New Rules for Oil & Gas Drilling on Public Lands, Millions of Americans, Hundreds of Groups Call for Permanent Ban on Fracking

Environmental, Indigenous, climate and conservation groups from across the country announced today that they have delivered more than two million petitions and public comments to recent administrations calling for a permanent ban on all drilling and fracking on federal lands. Read More