Inslee’s fossil fuels plan sets benchmark for 2020 candidates

Friends of the Earth Action applauds Governor Inslee for outlining concrete steps to transition our economy in just manner while creating good jobs and healthier communities. We call on other candidates to show us exactly how they would build a more equitable world as they phase out fossil fuels.

Biden’s climate plan a half measure to stop climate change

In many ways, Biden’s plan reads like an Obama Administration ‘greatest missed opportunities list.’ To avert climate catastrophe, we must end the extraction and burning of all fossil fuels, period.

Friends of the Earth Action calls on Presidential candidates to support comprehensive democracy reform

Today, Friends of the Earth Action signed an open letter that was sent to all 2020 presidential candidates urging them to make comprehensive democracy reform an integral part of their campaign platforms.

Biden’s Middle Ground is Climate Denial

Joe Biden’s climate moderation is a presidential disqualification. Seeking middle ground with the fossil fuel industry in 2019 is tantamount to climate denial.

Inslee’s clean energy plan shows commitment to bold action on climate change

Inslee’s 100% Clean Energy for America Plan shows that he understands just how serious the climate crisis is and that he is committed to taking this fight to the national level.

Goldman Prize-winning Liberian human rights lawyer protests at BlackRock

Alfred Brownell, a Liberian human rights lawyer and recipient of the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa, and a group of environmental activists protested at the San Francisco headquarters of global asset manager BlackRock this morning.

Beto Birddogged on Video, Fails on Green New Deal

When confronted by organizers with Friends of the Earth Action, newly announced presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke refused to support a Green New Deal that phased-out fossil fuels, including fracked natural gas, which he strongly supported in 2018.

Activists shut down Wheeler

Environmental activists and members of Friends of the Earth Action were arrested during today’s confirmation hearing for Andrew Wheeler in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Wheeler is the acting administrator of the EPA and is nominated to lead the agency as its full-time administrator.

Across the Country Environmental Champions Win

Democrats tonight won a string of victories across the country that will reshape the nation’s political landscape and prioritize environmental protections at all levels of government.

Anita Earls Wins North Carolina Supreme Court Race

As an attorney in North Carolina, Earls has been a champion for justice, taking on multiple cases central to protecting communities and the environment in North Carolina. Friends of the Earth Action endorsed Earls in September.