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For 40 years, Friends of the Earth has been a leading voice in the U.S. opposing nuclear reactors. We must move beyond this dangerous and dirty technology to the clean renewable energy and efficiency technologies of the 21st century.

Friends of the Earth’s nuclear campaign works to reduce risks for people and the environment by supporting efforts to close existing nuclear reactors and fighting proposals to design and build new ones.


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Friends of the Earth reacts to California Legislature’s decision to extend the life of Diablo Canyon

Governor Newsom’s shameful proposal to keep Diablo Canyon open undermines almost 10 years of advocacy and agreement to responsibly retire the plant by 2025 and continue California’s clean energy transition.

Friends of the Earth Launches Ad Campaign on Gov. Newsom’s Push to Extend the Life of Diablo Canyon 

Friends of the Earth demands the Newsom administration proceed with the retirement of the plant and withdraw his legislative request.

Environment California, Friends of the Earth and NRDC react to Gov. Newsom’s push to reopen Diablo Canyon

The Newsom administration is circulating a bill to extend the life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Legislators should reject it out of hand.

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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.

Remembering S. David Freeman, the ‘green cowboy’
Remembering S. David Freeman, the ‘green cowboy’

Dave was a giant in the fight against climate change and nuclear power. His lasting legacy will be the green energy “seeds” he planted across the country and the communities that are safer from his successful efforts to shutdown nuclear power and fossil fuel plants. He was a force for…

Nuclear power is not a viable solution for Green New Deal
Nuclear power is not a viable solution for Green New Deal

The Green New Deal resolution is a bold and necessary path forward to tackle the climate crisis. To be successful, it must leave nuclear power behind.

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Protecting Miami Communities
Protecting Miami Communities

For 40 years, Turkey Point has been contaminating the Biscayne aquifer — the source of most of the drinking water used in South Florida.

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.

Ending Dangerous Nuclear Power
Ending Dangerous Nuclear Power

Since Friends of the Earth was founded 40 years ago, we have been the United States’ leading voice opposing nuclear energy and exposing the real dangers of nuclear power plants.

Shutting Down Diablo Canyon
Shutting Down Diablo Canyon

For 40 years, Friends of the Earth has been a leading voice in the U.S. in opposing nuclear reactors. In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, it is clear that there can and must be a thorough debate on our energy future and the need to move beyond this dangerous…

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  • Letter on CLEAN Future Act
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  • Testimony on V. C. Summer Nuclear Project
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  • The Failure of the Nuclear Gamble in South Carolina
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