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Fossil Fuels

In order to stand a chance of surviving climate change, we need to keep 80 percent of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground. Friends of the Earth stands side by side with communities on the front lines of resisting fossil fuel projects – from extraction, to transportation, to combustion.

In the Pacific Northwest, we work with the Stand Up to Oil and Power Past Coal campaign to put a stop to the oil and coal export boom that threatens our climate and puts our oceans at risk. We support indigenous peoples in resisting fossil fuel projects, such as the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, which endanger the health of their lands and waters. And together with our international network, we support communities around the world in the fight for clean air, healthy ecosystems and a safe climate.


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New report confirms BlackRock’s big fossil fuel problem

As long as Blackrock is the top investor in fossil fuel development, Larry Fink’s sustainability claims will remain hollow and hypocritical.

Judge Denies TransCanada Request for Pre-Construction Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

Today, a federal judge reaffirmed that TransCanada cannot conduct any pre-construction field activities on its proposed Keystone XL pipeline. This ruling means that construction on the controversial tar sands pipeline will continue to be delayed.

Statement in Response to Minority Leader Schumer’s Infrastructure Op-Ed

While Schumer writes letters about green infrastructure, he seems unwilling to stop Joe Manchin, the Democrat with the worst environmental record in the caucus, from becoming ranking member of the Senate Energy Committee.

Impact Stories See All
FERC rejects proposal to prop up dirty energy
FERC rejects proposal to prop up dirty energy

Friends of the Earth is committed to fighting against the Trump Administration’s dangerous, misguided policies on coal and nuclear power.

Stopping the disastrous Gateway Pacific coal terminal
Stopping the disastrous Gateway Pacific coal terminal

Stopping Gateway Pacific was a landmark victory for tribal nations and significantly contributed toward saving the Salish Sea.

Continued Resistance of the Keystone XL Pipeline
Continued Resistance of the Keystone XL Pipeline

A decade later Keystone XL has not been built, and Friends of the Earth remains committed to resisting this dirty pipeline.

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The City of Angels Funds Some Hellish Fossil Fuel Projects
The City of Angels Funds Some Hellish Fossil Fuel Projects

When Los Angeles voters go to the polls next week, they will decide whether to approve Charter Amendment B, which amends the city’s charter to enable it to take affirmative steps to establish a public bank.

Protect the Pacific from Trump
Protect the Pacific from Trump

The environmental, climate, health, safety and economic risks from Trump’s extreme energy agenda are numerous, but they are not the only dangers presented by expanded offshore drilling.

Export credit agencies must not fund Vietnam’s Long Phu 1 coal plant
Export credit agencies must not fund Vietnam’s Long Phu 1 coal plant

Through the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), Trump is pushing developing countries toward dependence on coal for decades to come.

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  • Smoke and Mirrors: Debunking the Doctored Numbers on Long Phu-1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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  • Failure to Comply: How Long Phu 1 Violates Funders’ Environmental and Social Policies
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  • Financing Climate Disaster: How Export Credit Agencies Are a Boon for Oil and Gas
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