Extractive industries Raising awareness of the devastating effects of extractive industries on environments, communities and the climate

4 May 2017

The Ikebiri community, from Bayelsa state, Nigeria, have launched an unprecedented legal case against the Italian oil giant Eni today seeking clean-up of, and compensation for damages from, an oil spill which has affected their community in the Niger Delta [1].

24 March 2017

Friends of the Earth U.S. criticised Trump's decision today authorising the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline is designed to bring climate-killing Canadian tar sands to refineries on the US Gulf Coast and onwards to Europe.

Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth US said: "For almost a decade, Americans have fought to stop the dirty Keystone XL pipeline from polluting their air and water."

Friends of the Earth Europe works to prevent the extractive industries from destroying people's lives, the environment and the climate. We believe that resources should be utilised fairly and sustainably. Enforceable rules and practices are required to ensure that natural resources are a blessing, not a curse.

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