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.


Latest News See All
Climate, Justice Groups Demand Schumer Act Against Filibuster

Friends of the Earth and over 70 groups sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Schumer urging him to protect communities and the climate by abolishing the filibuster.

Pallone’s CLEAN Future still a fracking mess

A clean energy standard that qualifies fracked gas is a joke. We need real solutions like solar and storage, not a dirty lifeline for gas, nukes and biomass.

As the US re-enters Paris Agreement, Friends of the Earth Federation urges Biden Administration to do fair share of climate action

President Biden must follow through on his commitment to do more by centering environmental justice in his approach to the climate crisis globally.

Impact Stories See All
Stopping Dirty Energy Projects
Stopping Dirty Energy Projects

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

Stopping the Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal
Stopping the 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.

Latest Blog Posts See All
The beginning of the end of fossil fuels

This victory shows that the fossil fuel industry is in its last gasps, clinging  to anything to remain viable.

Fighting for my community

Yesterday, I was arrested outside the Supreme Court alongside nine other activists and pipeline fighters for taking a stand against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Role of carbon tax in Green New Deal
Role of carbon tax in Green New Deal

Climate change is a crisis that needs new thinking. For almost 30 years, the promise of cap-and-trade, carbon markets and faith in capitalism have generated a never-ending debate that has careened toward political inaction.

Resources See All
  • Big Oil’s $100 Billion Bender
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  • Cashing in on COVID: Tax Breaks, Royalties and Stimulus Loans
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  • The Big Oil Money Pit
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