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

Protect All Our Coasts Coalition Responds to the Biden Administration’s Five-Year Plan for Offshore Drilling

Biden unfortunately has once again chosen Big Oil profits over what's right for the climate and Gulf communities. Read More

Activists Call for Justice for Victims of Formosa Plastics Disaster as President Biden Visits Vietnam

WASHINGTON – Ahead of President Biden’s visit to Hanoi, Vietnam, members of the International Monitor Formosa Alliance sent a letter to the administration regarding a lack of restitution for victims of the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel plant environmental disaster. Read More

Friends of the Earth Responds to Interior’s Announcements for Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON – Today, the Biden Administration announced a set of new regulations regarding land use for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (Western Arctic) and the cancellation of remaining oil and gas leases issued by the Trump Administration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Read More

Friends of the Earth Celebrates CLEAN Energy and NOW Acts

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14), Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-CA-37), and Deborah Ross (D-NC-2) introduced the CLEAN Energy Act and NOW Acts. These bills repeal harmful provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act that tie renewable energy investments to oil and gas lease sales. These provisions have received… Read More

Friends of the Earth Condemns Legal Attack on New Jersey Environmental Justice Legislation

WASHINGTON – Business and labor groups have reportedly challenged New Jersey’s landmark Environmental Justice Law, which allows for the state to better protect vulnerable communities from environmental degradation caused by polluting facilities. The rule, which took effect in April, was a major… Read More

Analysis: Vacationers Generate 8 Times More Carbon on a Cruise Ship than on Land

Today Friends of the Earth released new data that shows cruise goers emit eight times the amount of carbon dioxide emissions per day than a land-based vacationer. Read More

Honoring the Legacy of Verner Wilson III

We have lost a bright light in our movement, and we will endeavor to continue Verner’s work to elevate Indigenous voices. Read More

Friends of the Earth Denounces Massive, Unlawful Gulf Lease Sale

Today, the Biden Administration offered 73.3 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leasing despite widespread opposition from Gulf community and national environmental groups. Read More

Friends of the Earth Applauds Monument Designations for Avi Kwa Ame and Castner Range

WASHINGTON – Today, the Biden administration officially designated Avi Kwa Ame and Castner Range as national monuments. This victory is the result of years-long advocacy campaigns led by Tribes, frontline and conservation groups working with the Honor Avi Kwa Ame and Castner Range… Read More