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Financing for Pebble Mine Collapses

By pulling out of the agreement to finance Pebble Mine, First Quantum Minerals finally listened to the overwhelming opposition from the people of Bristol Bay and throughout Alaska. The company’s decision to back out of Pebble Mine is a great victory for people and the planet.

International Maritime Organization adopts key international routing and protection measures for Bering Sea

As climate change continues to alter the Arctic, it is imperative that Indigenous communities and practices are not threatened by large-scale commercial marine activity.

Groups Challenge Trump Administration’s Rubber-stamping of Keystone XL Permit

Environmental and landowner groups today argued in federal court that the Trump administration’s rubber-stamp approval of a cross-border permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline violated environmental laws and should be vacated.

Over 140 businesses, farmers and organizations call on Senate Agriculture Committee to support the National Organic Standards Board

One of the top reasons consumers buy organic food is to avoid toxic pesticides. If the National Organic Standards Board is weakened, the organic standards could be opened to allow toxic pesticides.

Global Campaign Exposes BlackRock for Devastating Climate Impacts of Investments

BlackRock, with over $6.3 trillion of assets under management, is a leading investor in sectors driving climate change: coal, oil, gas and deforestation, as well as the banks that finance them.

Honeybee death survey masks true scale of pollinator crisis

These dire honeybee numbers add to the consistent pattern of unsustainable bee losses in recent years that threatens our food system, but they are the tip of the iceberg.

Herman Morris, Jr., Former Head of MLGW, Joins Friends of the Earth’s Efforts in Memphis

Former president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas and Water and past City Attorney, Herman Morris, Jr., has joined Friends of the Earth as an adviser. Morris will work with Friends of the Earth on current and future projects geared towards educating Memphis-area residents on energy efficiency and cost-saving initiatives. 

EPA Ignores Petition to Review Illegally Issued Refinery Permit to Pollute

The federal Environmental Protection Agency ignored a mandatory deadline to decide on a petition challenging an air permit for Phillip 66’s oil refinery in Rodeo, California.

Disastrous GOP Farm Bill Defeated

The defeat of the regressive and unjust GOP Farm Bill is a resounding victory for public health and the environment.

Environmental, Progressive, Civil Rights organizations deliver 300,000 petitions demanding that Congress fire Scott Pruitt

Today, Friends of the Earth and 24 other environmental, progressive and civil rights organizations delivered 300,000 petitions to members of the House and Senate, demanding that Congress fire EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.