Fighting Polluting Fossil Fuels

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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Report: Despite 2021 funding cuts, international public finance for fossils could rebound if gas is excluded from US climate policy

New research released today by Oil Change International and Friends of the Earth U.S. reveals that in 2021, G20 countries and major multilateral development banks continued their preferential financing of fossil fuels.

New Report Exposes World Bank Support for Gas in Vietnam

Today Recourse, Friends of the Earth U.S. and Asian Peoples Movement for Debt and Development released a new report that reveals the World Bank’s role in pushing for new and expanded gas power and LNG import infrastructure in Vietnam.

Congress Must Reject Manchin’s Dirty Deal, Protect Communities and Climate

A vote for Senator Manchin and Schumer’s bill is a vote for environmental racism, classism, and climate catastrophe.

  • Green New Deal Archives Tell Congress to stop shelling out billions to Big Oil
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  • Oceans Save our oceans from plastic pollution
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  • Climate & Energy Justice Save our public lands from oil and gas drilling!
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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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The Climate & Agriculture provisions of the IRA
The Climate & Agriculture provisions of the IRA

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is many things at once. The good and the bad all need to be considered together.

Big Oil’s Public Lands and Water Leases Shell Game
Big Oil’s Public Lands and Water Leases Shell Game

President Biden is about to break his promise to end new lease sales in a big way, opening 80 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico to drilling

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.

Resources See All
  • Social Cost of Carbon From Federal Oil and Gas Development
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  • Big Oil’s Wartime Bonus
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  • Big Oil’s Shell Game: A Highly Subsidized House of Cards
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