Friends of the Earth is a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for five decades to produce important victories that help protect our planet and its people. We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in more than 70 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.
To accomplish our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world value people and the environment. The Climate and Energy Program is focused on laying the groundwork for ambitious federal climate policy driven by science, economic and racial justice, and climate equity. Our approach is rooted in a position of solidarity domestically and internationally.
Our climate and energy work strives to: (1) ground our advocacy in the need for a rapid managed decline of fossil fuel production to hold global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius; (2) center environmental justice, climate equity, and human and civil rights and protections of Black, Brown, Indigenous, low-wealth, immigrant, and other marginalized communities; and (3) support the right to dignified livelihoods for workers and their families, including a fossil fuel-free Just Transition for workers and frontline communities currently dependent on the fossil fuel economy.
The Fossil Fuels and Lands Campaigner will work in coalition with a broad range of environmental, community, justice, worker and other groups to push for a planned phase out of fossil fuel production and to build a just transition for workers and communities through administrative actions and legislation. They will primarily focus on the federal fossil fuel leasing program and stopping the preferential treatment given to the boom-and-bust oil and gas industry at the expense of our communities, wild place, and climate.
Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.
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