GOP seeks to remove COVID accountability for industries

A new review of quarterly lobby filings released this week shows that polluting industries and conservative dark money groups have been lobbying vigorously for COVID liability protection for the last three months.

Friends of the Earth condemns Trump’s authoritarian crackdown

The right to protest is fundamental to our efforts and our democracy. We must collectively condemn these violent tactics.

Florida Keys delays vote on release of 750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes after public outcry

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) today delayed its vote on the proposed release of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes due to concerns over COVID-19.

Trump guts bedrock environmental law

We will not stand back while the Trump Administration tries to silence vulnerable communities fighting against toxic pollution in their own backyards.

BlackRock falls short on 2020 climate votes

New York, NY - Today, BlackRock released a new investment stewardship report. In the report the world’s largest asset manager detailed how it voted during the 2020 shareholder season which was the first big test of the climate commitments it made in January of this year.  While BlackRock released voting briefings for a handful of shareholder votes during the season (including at Barclays, Chevron, Exxon, and Mizuho), until…

Friends of the Earth and Lumber Riverkeeper call on Army Corps of Engineers to stop construction of Robeson LNG Pipeline

Friends of the Earth and Lumber Riverkeeper, a part of Winyah Rivers Alliance, are demanding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers immediately issue a stop work order for the construction of the Robeson LNG (RLNG) Pipeline Project.

Second expert study confirms TVA as bad investment for Memphis

In official comments filed by Friends of the Earth with the Memphis Power Supply Advisory Team’s Integrated Resource Plan report, another expert study confirmed the advantages for Memphis if the city ends its contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority.

In yet another blow to Keystone XL, Supreme Court rejects bid to revive key water crossing permit

The Keystone XL pipeline is a threat to our air, land, water, and climate. We are glad the Supreme Court has rejected this effort to ram through this dangerous Canadian tar sands project.

120+ organizations target meatpacking giant Tyson Foods for failing to protect workers from Covid-19

More than 120 groups launched a week of action against Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) demanding the company address the rising number of COVID-19 cases affecting workers at its chicken, pork, and beef processing facilities.

Friends of the Earth applauds cancelation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced Sunday the cancelation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Friends of the Earth has campaigned for years against this project, that would have caused irreparable damage to the environment and local communities.