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Climate activists forcibly removed from American Petroleum Institute-sponsored Politico energy event at DNC in Philadelphia, PA

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today environmental activists, Indigenous youth, and other concerned citizens disrupted a Politico event sponsored the American Petroleum Institute, the leading American trade group of the fossil fuel industry. The event, “Energy and the Election at the DNC”, featured prominent Democratic lawmakers and energy advisors including, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Gov. Jay Inslee […]

Vilsack VP pick reinforces pro-corporate Clinton bias

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Presumptive Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton is reportedly considering Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as her running mate for the presidency. In response, Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica issued the following statement: Friends of the Earth Action opposes Secretary Tom Vilsack as a possible vice presidential pick. While he has supported […]

Friends of the Earth Action congratulates Sen. Sanders on inspiring campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica made the following statement on Sen. Sanders’ endorsement of Secretary Hillary Clinton: One year ago, Friends of the Earth Action proudly endorsed Senator Sanders for president. Our endorsement was based on Sanders’ ideals and willingness to boldly push an inclusive progressive agenda for all […]

Democratic Platform sees progress, needs more work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica had the following response to the Democratic National Committee platform: Thanks to the leadership of Senator Sanders and the power of the grassroots movement that he’s helped foster, the Democratic National Committee Platform has become more progressive.  This is a huge testament to Senator […]