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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.

Senate Confirmation of Export-Import Bank Directors Means Billions More Dollars in Federal Fossil Fuel Financing

The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm three nominees to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The confirmation allows Ex-Im to establish a board quorum, clearing the way for the bank to revive its financing of billions of dollars in fossil fuel projects abroad.

Friends of the Earth demands state regulator fix FP&L water pollution permit

At a Florida Department of Environmental Protection hearing today, Friends of the Earth called on Governor Ron DeSantis and state regulators to reject a revised wastewater discharge permit for Florida Power & Light’s aging Turkey Point nuclear reactors.

United Shareholders, Customers and Concerned Citizens call on Dominion to Embrace Change Now

Dominion Energy is building costly, dangerous fracked gas pipelines like the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that will substantially boost carbon emissions. The coalition warned investors that their assets were at risk as long as Dominion favors pipeline construction in favor of sustainable, long-term investments in renewables and efficiency.

Friends of the Earth and Tisch Food Center convene “Greening School Food” experts in northeast regional forum in Albany

Following New York City’s recent announcement to implement Meatless Mondays and slash red meat purchases by 50 percent in its school system, the event is designed to share best practices from across the northeast region for improving school menus for better health outcomes and reduced climate impacts. 

World Faces Ecological Collapse Unless Urgent Action Taken, Says Devastating Global Assessment

The world faces ecological collapse and mass extinctions unless dramatic action is taken to change social and economic systems, according to a global assessment launched today by The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

House of Representatives votes to take action on climate change

But it is not enough that the U.S. not withdraw from the global climate stage; our climate commitment under the Paris Agreement is radically out of line with what science, justice and equity demand.

Broad coalition applauds new bill banning industrial ocean fish farms

Today U.S. Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) introduced the Keep Fin Fish Free Act, which places a moratorium on commercial permitting of marine finfish aquaculture facilities in federally controlled areas of the ocean.