News releases

Attention Journalists

For more information or to set up an interview with one of our experts, please contact either:

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Press Officer

Our news releases are where you can find some of the latest news and breaking updates from our campaigns for climate and energy solutions, safe food and technology, healthy oceans and ecosystems and economic policies that put people before polluters, as well as statements on behalf of our organization made by our president, Erich Pica.

Journalists who wish to arrange an interview or to acquire more information are encouraged to contact our media team at the phone number and email address in the box to the right.

Friends of the Earth praises President Obama's decision to keep coal in the ground

Jan. 15, 2016 / Posted by: Kate Colwell / Categories: Climate and Energy, News Releases / Tags: Climate, Climate change, Fossil fuels, Keep it in the ground

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama administration announced today it will conduct a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to examine the impacts that the federal coal leasing program has on the environment, including climate change. The admi...

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Response to Green Climate Fund and appropriations package

Dec. 16, 2015 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth, News Releases / Tags: Climate, Climate change, Climate finance, Economic policy, Green climate fund, Karen orenstein

Washington, D.C. - The appropriations package released late last night does not block funding for the Green Climate Fund. Karen Orenstein, senior analyst at Friends of the Earth U.S., had the following response: This is a rebuke to those Congress...

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Top musicians, faith leaders and climate activists gather for Pope Francis' Moral Action on Climate Justice Rally

Sep. 16, 2015 / Posted by: EA Dyson / Categories: News Releases / Tags: Climate change, Concert, Erich pica, Love song, Pope francis, Rally

Speakers: The Most Reverend Pedro Jimeno Barreto Archbishop of Huancayo, Dolores Huerta, Reverand Barber; Featuring: Victoria Justice, Moby, Sean Paul, Natasha Bedingfield, Christina Grimmie, Eric Paslay, Q’orianka Kilcher and Toby Gad in a ...

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Robin Hood Tax legislation introduced, could generate billions of dollars to fight climate change

Apr. 17, 2013 / Posted by: Lisa Matthes / Categories: Economics for the Earth, News Releases / Tags: Climate change, Climate finance, Karen orenstein

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Friends of the Earth U.S. joined Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Capitol Hill today to support the introduction of the Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013, which would establish a tax on financial transactions, popularly kn...

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