News Archive


Environmental Justice Groups Celebrate EPA’s Decision to Raise Soot Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a long-awaited higher standard for soot pollution which, in addition to providing life-saving public health and economic benefits, will address environmental health inequity throughout America’s ports. Read More

Environmental, Gulf Groups React to API Lawsuit Targeting Five-Year Drilling Plan; Seek Stronger Protections for Gulf of Mexico

Environmental and Gulf-based groups filed a legal challenge today to hold the Interior Department accountable for failing to adequately consider the public health impacts on frontline communities in its final Five-Year Program. Read More

Export-Import Bank Votes to Proceed with Bahrain Project Financing in Closed-Door Process

Today the board of directors at the United States Export-Import Bank voted to notify Congress about potential financing for fossil fuel expansion in Bahrain. Read More

Kroger Joins Trend of Grocers Competing to Protect Bees and Biodiversity from Toxic Pesticides

In a win for biodiversity, the climate, and our health, Kroger is the latest major U.S. grocer to announce commitments aimed at reducing the use of toxic pesticides in its fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain. Read More

Alaska Native Tribes, Southeast Alaska Businesses and Forest Advocates Defend Tongass National Forest’s Roadless Rule

A broad coalition of forest advocates is seeking to defend last year’s reinstatement of National Roadless Rule protections across the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska through several legal challenges. Read More

Environmentalists Condemn Louisiana Court’s Decision to Uphold Air Permits for Formosa Plastics Facility

The US government, backed by the courts, continues to allow rampant pollution that harms communities. Read More

Fossil Fuel Speculators Benefit Most From Pending LNG Terminals, Sticking U.S. Consumers with Higher Bills, Analysis Shows

A new report shows that expanding LNG export infrastructure would primarily benefit Big Oil and speculators while harming US utility customers and causing a massive surge in climate pollution. Read More

Amid Corruption Charges, Groups Demand EXIM Halt Payments to Trafigura

This week, Friends of the Earth United States and partners sent an open letter to EXIM, asking the bank to halt its loan of $400 million to Trafigura, a loan agreement that was approved in July 2023. Read More

Friends of the Earth U.S. Statement on Israel-Palestine Conflict

Friends of the Earth United States deeply mourns the ongoing loss of life resulting from the Israel- Palestine conflict. Read More

Legislators, Advocates Respond to Gov. Hochul’s Veto of The New York Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act

Vetoing this bill is a missed opportunity and a failure to take leadership on a critical issue that affects every New Yorker. Read More