friends of the earth

‘Historic Moment’ as Climate Movement Takes on Big Oil at The Hague

‘Historic Moment’ as Climate Movement Takes on Big Oil at The Hague

By Julia Conley Representing more than 17,000 claimants who support climate action, the international organization Friends of the Earth on Tuesday opened its case against fossil fuel giant Shell at The Hague by demanding that a judge order the corporation to significantly reduce its carbon emissions in the next decade. Milieudefensie, the Dutch arm of […]

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    Trump Administration Sued Over Controversial Arctic Drilling Project

    Trump Administration Sued Over Controversial Arctic Drilling Project

    Conservation groups are suing the Trump administration to halt construction of a controversial oil production facility in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea, the first offshore oil drilling development in federal Arctic waters. Hilcorp Alaska received the green light from the Interior Department in October to build the Liberty Project, a nine-acre artificial drilling island and 5.6-mile underwater […]

    Global Divestment Movement Celebrates Milestone: 1,000 Institutions With Nearly $8 Trillion in Assets Have Vowed to Ditch Fossil Fuels

    Global Divestment Movement Celebrates Milestone: 1,000 Institutions With Nearly $8 Trillion in Assets Have Vowed to Ditch Fossil Fuels

    By Jake Johnson While the COP24 climate talks are at risk of ending without a concrete plan of action thanks in large part to the Trump administration’s commitment to a dirty energy agenda, environmental groups on Thursday celebrated a major milestone in the global movement to take down the fossil fuel industry after the number […]

    The City of Angels Funds Some Hellish Fossil Fuel Projects

    The City of Angels Funds Some Hellish Fossil Fuel Projects

    By Doug Norlen This month the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a startling report, which finds that severe impacts of climate change are happening much sooner than previously expected, and that countries must take far more aggressive actions to avoid the most catastrophic impacts. The report finds that the burning of fossil […]

    5 Earthquakes Recorded in England Just Days After Fracking Restarts

    5 Earthquakes Recorded in England Just Days After Fracking Restarts

    A string of small earthquakes were reported the town of Blackpool just days after fracking operations restarted in England after a seven year hiatus, raising concerns that the controversial drilling process could eventually trigger bigger temblors. The British Geological Survey (BGS) detected five quakes since Thursday near the contentious Preston New Road site operated by […]

    Big Oil Cheers Trump’s ‘New NAFTA’ But Mexico Could Complicate Things

    Big Oil Cheers Trump’s ‘New NAFTA’ But Mexico Could Complicate Things

    By Steve Horn While the oil and gas industry has lauded the new trade deal that may soon replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a provision added by Mexico, along with its new president’s plan to ban fracking, could complicate the industry’s rising ambitions there. The new agreement, known as the United States–Mexico–Canada […]

    Changing the Main Course of Climate Change

    Changing the Main Course of Climate Change

    By Chloë Waterman As the Trump administration’s dangerous deregulatory agenda leads us closer to climate catastrophe, cities, counties and businesses are stepping up to address the crisis. Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg released their “Fulfilling America’s Pledge” plan, laying out the top climate strategies for subnational governments […]