How Biden and Congress can build back better

Build Back Better

As we emerge from this historic pandemic, President Biden has committed to “Build Back Better.” Friends of the Earth believes that this economic rebuilding has the potential to foster a transformation that is much bolder than an incrementally improved version of the status quo.

We envision a once-in-generation just transition from an extractive economy to an ecologically regenerative society — a transformation that closes gaps in racial and wealth inequality, and creates a healthy and just world for us all.

We need to build back:

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Friends of the Earth applauds House passage of HR 1, urges Senate to follow suit

The House of Representatives today passed HR1, the For the People Act, a landmark democracy reform bill that would expand and protect voting rights for all, end partisan and racial gerrymandering, get dark money out of politics, and restore transparency and accountability in our government.

Friends of the Earth Statement on the Confirmation of Tom Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary

WASHINGTON - In a 92-7 vote in the Senate today, Tom Vilsack was confirmed as President Biden’s USDA Secretary. Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement: 

We congratulate Secretary Vilsack on receiving majority support for a second tour as Agriculture Secretary.  

Friends of the Earth calls new federal lands and waters moratorium ‘a critical first step’

We look forward to working with the Biden Administration during the moratorium to plan a just transition that ends our dependence on oil and gas.