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New Report Reveals How Governments Could Support up to 15 New Coal Plants Despite International Restrictions

From 2013 to 2015, the world’s largest ECAs provided an annual average of USD 38 billion in support of fossil fuels. Eighty-eight percent of ECA support for energy projects went toward fossil fuels, compared to only seven percent for clean energy projects.

Japan Supports Millions of Tons of Carbon Pollution

Friends of the Earth U.S. today revealed that the Japanese government’s two export credit agencies — Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) — continue to fund some of the world’s dirtiest coal plants.

NOAA’s industrial fish farming plan threatens oceans and fishing communities

Friends of the Earth today delivered more than 38,500 comments opposing a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to increase aquaculture production.

In Blow to Pipeline Project, Court Invalidates Trump Administration’s Keystone XL Environmental Review, Blocks Construction

A federal judge ruled today that the Trump administration violated bedrock U.S. environmental laws when approving a federal permit for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project.

African Development Bank support for clean energy access falls short of goals, analysis finds, as civil society calls on the bank to do more

As the African Development Bank (AfDB) kicks off its first-ever Africa Investment Forum in South Africa, a new analysis released today finds that the AfDB’s own support for the most cost-effective energy access solutions lags far behind what is needed.

NOAA’s industrial fish farming plan threatens oceans and fishing communities

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will hold another listening session in Raleigh, North Carolina today to continue discussing its five-year strategic plan, which targets an increase in aquaculture production by leasing federal waterways to companies looking to build floating feedlots.

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink earns recognition as a climate fraud

In recognition for his outstanding contribution to climate change, the activist group Friends of the Earth U.S. today presented BlackRock CEO Larry Fink with a “climate fraud” award.

Zinke Probe Referred to the Justice Department for Investigation

If the DOI Inspector General believes Zinke broke the law, the Secretary must be removed from office as quickly as possible.

Fraud and Imprudence: Hearing into South Carolina Electric & Gas on Failed Nuclear Reactor Construction set for Nov. 1

In testimony filed in advance of the hearing, Friends of the Earth and the Sierra Club contend SCE&G must be held responsible for all costs incurred since construction was approved by the PSC in February 2009.

Digitized DOI visitor logs published by Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth today published a digitized version of the 2017 handwritten visitor logs for the Department of Interior main building in Washington, D.C., which were released under the Freedom of Information Act.