Friends of the Earth Urges Careful Scrutiny of Harriet Miers Statement of Brent Blackwelder, President

President Bush’s nomination of his personal lawyer and friend, Harriet Miers, demands rigorous scrutiny—particularly in light of her complete lack of judicial experience.  The burden is on Harriet Miers to demonstrate her commitment to upholding the rights and legal protections Americans depend on, and the Senate must insist she meet this burden.  No less than the future of our health and environment is at stake.

House narrowly approves special interest energy bill Statement of Sara Zdeb, legislative director

The House of Representatives today passed an anti-environmental energy bill by a 212-210 margin after holding the vote open nearly an hour past the time allowed.  Below is a statement by Sara Zdeb, Friends of the Earth’s legislative director:



The report is available at/camps/intl/cleanenergy/wbreport/index.html


LONDON (UK) / WASHINGTON DC (US) -- The World Bank is failing to play an effective leadership role on climate change and renewable energy, a new report from Friends of the Earth US reveals.


Big oil benefiting from $14 billion in taxpayer handoutsdespite making record profits

Statement of Sara Zdeb, Friends of the Earth legislative director


Statement in response to the firing of Amtrak President and CEO David Gunn

Contact: Colin Peppard - 202-222-0747 or 202-841-4491 (mobile)

Colin Peppard, Transportation Policy Coordinator


Friends of the Earth criticizes the Amtrak Board of Directors' decision today to fire president and CEO David Gunn as politically motivated and a loss for Amtrak. The Board has not provided any legitimate reason for this drastic action. Considering Gunn’s success in putting Amtrak on a positive path, this decision appears…

Court Orders Companies to Stop Gas Flaring in Nigeria

WASHINGTON, DC/NIGERIA, 14November 2005  -  In a historic judgment today,  the Federal High Court of Nigeria has ordered companies to stop gas flaring in the Niger Delta, as it violates guaranteed constitutional rights to life and dignity. In a case brought against the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (Shell), Justice C. V.

Reflections on Hurricane Katrina from a Native of New Orleans

By Avis Moore, Friends of the Earth Board of Director & New Orleans' Resident