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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Lawsuit calls out Biden administration for allowing oil operators to harm Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears

Groups sued the Biden administration today for issuing a regulation that allows oil and gas companies to harass Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears despite the likelihood of causing injury and death.

Indigenous and conservation groups support House reconciliation language that would repeal Arctic Refuge drilling program

Kudos to Congress for working to restore protections to the Arctic Refuge and its threatened wildlife.

Friends of the Earth statement on revenue bill from the House Ways and Means Committee

This bill is fundamentally at odds with the President’s commitment to repeal fossil fuel subsidies.

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Impact Stories See All
Killing the Keystone XL Pipeline
Killing the Keystone XL Pipeline

After over a decade of grassroots opposition and legal hurdles, the Keystone XL pipeline has finally met its demise.

Stopping Fossil Fuel Drilling of Public Lands and Waters
Stopping Fossil Fuel Drilling of Public Lands and Waters

Along with nearly 600 other groups, we urged Biden to make good on his campaign promise and issue an executive order to halt new fossil fuel leasing as part of his climate agenda.

Canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

This project ended because of the activists taking to the streets and making it clear that we will not stand by while fossil fuel projects poison the bodies, land, air and water of Indigenous, Black and Brown communities.

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.

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A climate justice user’s guide to the Manchin energy infrastructure bill
A climate justice user’s guide to the Manchin energy infrastructure bill

Look no further than Senator Joe Manchin’s Energy Infrastructure Act of 2021. This bill has Exxon’s fingerprints all over it.

The beginning of the end of fossil fuels
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.

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