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60+ Groups Form Alliance Against Faulty Offsets, Dirty Energy in Farm Bill

Today, leading food, farming, Indigenous, faith and climate advocacy groups announced the public launch of the Alliance Against Farm Bill Offsets. Read More

Report: Big Ag Plans to Use Carbon Markets, Farmer Data to Tighten Stranglehold on Food System

On the heels of new federal climate and agriculture policies geared toward supporting agricultural carbon markets, a new report reveals how this approach will fail to address the climate crisis while enabling the largest agribusiness corporations to entrench their market power and greenwash their operations. 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

100 Farm, Food and Environmental Groups Call for Real Climate Solutions in Budget Reconciliation

Today more than 100 farm, food and environmental organizations outlined opportunities in budget reconciliation to make our food system more equitable, just and environmentally sound. Read More

Friends of the Earth Condemns Senate Vote on Growing Climate Solutions Act

This tees up a deeply flawed bill that would establish soil carbon markets which threaten the climate, environmental justice communities, and our farm economy. Read More

Friends of the Earth Statement on USDA’s Climate Plan 90-Day Progress Report

The USDA released an outline of its climate strategy that offers vague plans for how it will support agriculture and forestry practices. Read More

Friends of the Earth reacts to the reintroduction of the Growing Climate Solutions Act

The ‘Growing Climate Solutions Act’ represents the opposite of a solution to the climate crisis. It would allow the fossil fuel industry to pollute as usual, line the pockets of Big Ag, and perpetuate environmental injustice within the U.S. and abroad. Read More

222 organizations reject “Growing Climate Solutions Act”

222 farmer, farmworker, environmental justice, climate, environmental, faith-based, animal welfare, and other groups today wrote to Members of Congress to urge them to oppose to the Growing Climate Solutions Act (S. 3894/H.R. 7393). Read More

Senate Climate Report full of backwards, false solutions

Instead of embracing bold climate solutions endorsed by the climate movement it relies on backward-looking propositions that prop up the dying fossil fuel industry Read More

New carbon scheme legislation is the wrong solution for our climate and food system

Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced legislation this week pushing farmers to sequester carbon. Read More