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Supreme Court delays climate action

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court today issued a stay on the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. This effectively freezes implementation of the most significant action any president has taken to combat climate change. Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica issued the following statement in response: Tonight’s Supreme Court decision has delayed the […]

New Hampshire sends a message; Americans are unhappy with the status quo

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Sen. Bernie Sanders’ overwhelming win in News Hampshire builds important momentum in the primary. Following his momentum-building showing in Iowa, Sanders’ victory in the Granite State demonstrates how profoundly his message resonates. Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica offers the following statement: He is showing that his ideas: politics based in […]

Iowa Caucus builds critical momentum for Sanders

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Bernie Sanders’ campaign gained critical momentum, setting up a showdown in the Granite State. Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica offers the following statement: The close vote validates the shift occurring in the American electorate, represented by the Sanders campaign. The people no longer want establishment politics; they want a new American […]

Bernie Sanders best choice to keep coal 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. A comprehensive environmental review of the federal coal leasing program has not happened since 1979. This review will likely take many months […]