News Archive


Freedom of Information Act Findings Reveal Covert Incinerator Lobby Blitz

WASHINGTON – FOIA documents uncovered by Friends of the Earth confirm that an incinerator industry campaign, led by waste management giant Covanta, is attempting to potentially co-opt billions of dollars in climate funding under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Incineration industry giants tout waste incineration energy as “sustainable” when… Read More

Groups Pressure Japan to Stop G7 Push to Finance Fossil Fuels and False Solutions; Urge Biden to Oppose Global LNG Expansion

Ahead of the G7 summit, climate and environmental organizations gathered at the Japanese embassy to pressure officials to stop the G7 push to finance Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) expansion. Read More

New records request targets delayed FOIA of Biden “energy whisperer”

Friends of the Earth filed a follow-up Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request today targeting the State Department’s handling of records related to Amos Hochstein, a former LNG executive and President Biden’s Special Coordinator for Global Infrastructure and Energy Security. Read More

Alaska public records request seeks role of Hochstein protege in $38.7 billion LNG boondoggle

Friends of the Earth has filed an open records request of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), the state entity developing the Alaska LNG Project -- a proposed $38.7 billion LNG project with a potential carbon footprint of 2.7 billion metric tons of CO2, ten times the climate pollution of the recently approved Willow Project. Read More

100+ Organizations Urge Biden Administration to Stop G7 Push for LNG Expansion

Over 100 climate and environmental justice groups sent a letter to the Biden Administration ahead of this week’s G7 climate ministers meeting demanding that U.S. officials reject attempts by fossil fuel industry lobbying and Japanese officials to increase public investments in LNG expansion. Read More

Green Scissors Coalition Launches Database Update for 2023

WASHINGTON – Today, Friends of the Earth, Taxpayers for Common Sense, R Street Institute, U.S. PIRG, and Environment America relaunched the Green Scissors Coalition database. The database now captures over $350 billion dollars in wasteful spending for environmentally harmful projects, incorporating… Read More

Friends of the Earth International on IPCC Report: Betting on carbon removal is dangerous

Today’s IPCC AR6 Synthesis Report confirms that human activity has caused a level of warming that is unprecedented in the last 2,000 years. The impacts of climate change are most keenly felt in vulnerable regions, where a storm, drought or flood is 15 times more likely to kill people. Read More

Friends of the Earth Condemns Proposed Greenwashing Legislation from Senators Whitehouse and Cassidy

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced the Captured Carbon Utilization Parity Act, which would boost the 45Q tax credit for “carbon utilization”. The tax credit has a history of fraud, according to a 2020 Inspector General investigation,… 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

Liquefied Natural Cash: New Report Exposes the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Exploitation of Russia’s War in Ukraine, Calls on Biden Admin to Act

A new report outlines how U.S. fossil fuel companies use the war in Ukraine to lock in profits and build out planet-killing infrastructure. Read More