5 May 2010

Brussels, May 5 – On the day of an EU-Canada summit, a new report [1] released by Friends of the Earth Europe warns that global development of tar sands [2] will magnify the climate crisis and damage the EU's environment and development objectives.

29 March 2010

Brussels/London, March 29 – A new initiative allowing citizens across Europe to express concerns over oil industry investment in tar sands was launched today amid warnings that the European Commission is set to sabotage its own efforts to limit the climate change impacts of the fossil fuel industry.

9 November 2009

Plans by oil company Eni to develop tar sands and oil palm in the Congo Basin risk irreversible damage to biodiversity, local communities and our climate, and break the company's own guidelines, according to Congolese human rights organisations and their international partners. In a report published today, Energy Futures? Eni's Investments in tar sands and palm oil in the Congo Basin, the groups argue that given their potential for local harm and their huge carbon footprint, such investments should be considered too high risk for Eni or any other energy company [1].

20 October 2009

Prague, Czech Republic, October 20, 2009 - Global Action on ArcelorMittal, a coalition of community and environmental groups, has urged the European Investment Bank (EIB) not to approve a EUR 250 million loan to Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal tomorrow (Wednesday 21) at a meeting of the bank's directors. [1]

29 June 2009

Brussels, Amsterdam, London, Washington, June 29, 2009 - Fresh evidence of oil giant Shell's colossal contribution to global climate change and its continued investment in carbon intensive fossil fuels has been revealed today in a new report.[1] The report also reveals new internal documents that show Shell knew of the environmental dangers of gas
flaring in Nigeria more than fifteen years ago, but chose not to stop flaring purely for financial reasons.

19 May 2009

London, May 19 – Research by four leading environmental organisations released today to coincide with Royal Dutch Shell's Annual General Meeting, reveals the carbon intensity of the top international oil companies. Shell is now the most carbon intensive oil company in the world based on its total resources.

12 May 2009

Luxembourg, May 12 - ArcelorMittal needs to move beyond good intentions on environmental and social improvements and turn words into deeds. Despite its rhetoric on social responsibility, the company continues to destroy the environment, risk people's lives and displace local communities, according to a new report launched today by the Global Action on ArcelorMittal coalition [1] to coincide with the company's annual shareholder meeting in Luxembourg.

5 May 2009

Brussels, 5 May, 2009 – Billions of Euros of taxpayers' money is being pumped into the fossil fuel industry, shows new research released today by Friends of the Earth Europe which is calling for all public subsidies to oil and gas companies to be stopped.

29 January 2009

Brussels/Amsterdam, 29 January 2009 - Billions of Euros made by Royal Dutch Shell should be ploughed into cleaning up the mess made by its operations around the world, Friends of the Earth urged today as the oil giant announced €21.5 billion profits for 2008. [1]

Shell has failed to significantly reduce its CO2 emissions over the last ten years [2] and causes massive damages in countries where it operates.

20 November 2008

Friends of the Earth International released a new documentary today, focusing on two of the key components of Friends of the Earth Europe's economic justice campaign: corporate accountability and the extractive industries. Poison Fire follows a team of local activists as they gather "video testimonies" from communities on the impact of oils spills and gas flaring. The film shows creeks full of crude oil, devastated mangrove forests, wellheads that has been leaking gas and oil for months.

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