California Assembly Approves Nation’s First Deforestation-Free Public Procurement Bill

The California Assembly voted to approve the nation’s first bill designed to require that public purchasing be free of rainforest destruction and associated biodiversity and human rights impacts.

California Assembly Approves Nation’s First Plant-Based School Lunch Program

In a first-ever push to support climate-friendly school food, the California Assembly today approved legislation to provide new state funding to reimburse K-12 public schools for the costs of expanding their plant-based food and beverage offerings.

Sanders and Lee introduce tax on Wall Street greed

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) today introduced the Inclusive Prosperity Act, which is designed to tax a fraction of a percentage on the trades of stocks, bonds and derivatives.

Cuomo rejects Williams Pipeline

New York state Department of Environmental Conservation last night denied a permit to the Williams Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline set to connect the gas fields of Pennsylvania to the New York and New Jersey harbor.

European Commission VP’s Visit Adds Fuel to the Climate Fire

Maroš Šefčovič, the European Commission's vice president for the energy union, today held a meeting with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, capping off a trip aimed at securing long-term fossil fuel energy exports from the United States.

200+ Groups Urge Senate to Oppose European Fossil Fuel Promotion Bill

More than 200 groups sent a letter to U.S. senators today, urging them to oppose the European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019 (S. 704), a bill that would provide billions of dollars of support for natural gas infrastructure projects in Europe, further incentivizing fracking and fossil fuel development in the United States.

Clean Energy Standard Act promotes false solutions, doesn’t do enough to address climate crisis

Friends of the Earth welcomes bold action to fight climate change and transition the U.S. to 100% renewable energy. Unfortunately, the legislation introduced by Sen. Tina Smith and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan does not provide the solutions we need to address the climate crisis.

California bans brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos, helps farmers transition to safer alternatives

By outlawing chlorpyrifos, California joins New York and Hawaii in putting public health and the environment over corporate profits. We call on the state to work as swiftly as possible to cancel the registration of chlorpyrifos.

Vermont passes bill to ban consumer use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides

The Vermont Legislature today passed a bill banning consumer use of neonicotinoid pesticides by July 2019. During the legislative session, thousands of Friends of the Earth members in Vermont called and emailed their lawmakers in support of the bill.

Nadler opposes Williams pipeline, groups push other members of Congress to follow his lead

At a recent Green New Deal town hall, New York Congressman Jerry Nadler publicly opposed the Williams fracked gas pipeline proposed for the New York Harbor.