Court Rules Against Genetically Engineered Corn & Sugarcane Prodigene, Monsanto Experimental Plantings Threaten Hawaiis Native Plants & Consumer Safety

The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii ruled on Friday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture violated both the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act when the agency authorized the planting of sugarcane and corn genetically engineered to produce biopharmaceuticals.   

Statement of Friends of the Earth President Brent Blackwelder on Oil Spills in Indian Ocean, Philippines, Lebanon

“Today’s devastating oil spill is another reminder that big oil is a big waste. Our dependence on oil is dangerous; each step of oil production pollutes the environment and its use contributes to the climate crisis. 


Bush Administration Sets Nation’s Energy Policy Back 20 Years

DOE Issues New Proposal To Cut Back Alternative Fuel Goals


World Bank Energy Framework Sells Climate and Poor People Short NGOs

Bank Information Center/Friends of the Earth/Institute for Policy Studies/International Rivers Network/Oil Change International

Bluewater Network Files Petition

Contacts: Danielle Fugere (415) 544-0790 x15

Economists Warn Climate Change Will Cost Trillions without Government Action

LONDON (UK) / WASHINGTON DC - The cost of allowing global temperatures to increase by two degrees centigrade or more above pre-industrial levels will run into the trillions of dollars and the environmental and social costs will be incalculable, according to a report released today.

Elections offer new hope for a pro-environment agenda in Congress Statement of Brent Blackwelder, president of Friends of the Earth

Tuesday’s mid-term elections offered a stunning rebuke to the Bush administration’s pro-oil, anti-environment agenda. The change in leadership and the defeat of some of Congress’s most anti-environmental members offers new hope for the millions of Americans who support stronger environmental protections and are eager for a clean energy future.