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.
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 and dirty technology to the clean renewable energy and efficiency technologies of the 21st century.
California’s laws are an important and concrete step toward blocking the Trump administration’s pro-oil agenda, and we encourage other states to push back and send a clear message that our country’s coasts are not for sale.
Organizations like Friends of the Earth US—and our international partners at Friends of the Earth Canada—called attention to this project’s dangerous consequences since it was first announced.
More than 300,000 people signed petitions calling for Pruitt to go, and we worked with 9,000 people to deliver petitions to congressional offices across the country.
Friends of the Earth Action and our amazing members got Ben Jealous through the primary — and now we’re one step closer to having an environmental champion lead Maryland.
Pebble Mine is a clear environmental disaster—yet its parent company found a financier for the project in First Quantum Minerals. To stop this project, Friends of the Earth has worked to hit them where it hurts: their financial backing.
Thanks to Friends of the Earth, three-quarters of the garden industry has moved away from neonics, and many major retailers have committed to stop selling plants and products treated with these bee-killing pesticides.
Overall, the Puget Sound NDZ is overall a fantastic, hard-earned success. Five years of environmental activism will clean the state’s waterways, protect public health, and boost local economy. This is a major win for both Washington and our planet.
We’re keeping Scott Pruitt’s name in headlines so none of his misdeeds go unnoticed. We took a creative turn in calling out his unethical actions, posting hundreds of posters across Washington, D.C. that highlighted his blatant corruption and favoritism of Big Oil.