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Friends of the Earth Welcomes Damon Moglen As New Climate and Energy Director

Moglen most recently served as global warming director at Greenpeace USA and brings broad experience to Friends of the Earth

For Immediate Release

October 20, 2010

Contact: Kelly Trout

202-222-0722

ktrout@foe.org

Nick Berning

202-222-0747

nberning@foe.org

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Damon Moglen is Friends of the Earth’s new Climate and Energy Project Director, the organization’s president announced today.

“I’m pleased to announce Damon Moglen is now directing our climate and energy work at Friends of the Earth,” said Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica. “He is a savvy, experienced advocate with a record of winning hard-fought campaigns. We’re delighted to have him leading our efforts to promote clean energy and climate change solutions.”

“I began my career at Friends of the Earth more than 25 years ago, and it’s great to be back,” Moglen said. “In recent years, I’ve admired the work Friends of the Earth has done to challenge polluter giveaways and loopholes in climate legislation, calling for real solutions instead of cosmetic ones. I’m excited to be part of a team that isn’t afraid to take the fight to corporate polluters and their lobbyists and demand that political leaders support bold, necessary solutions.”

Moglen, who started at Friends of the Earth this week, brings a breadth of experience in public advocacy and environmental politics to the organization.

He most recently served as Global Warming Campaign Director at Greenpeace USA, and has also worked for the ACLU as a Field Director and for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids as their International Advocacy Director.

Moglen started his work on environmental issues at Friends of the Earth in D.C. in 1984. He has worked on climate, energy and nuclear issues for nearly twenty years with Greenpeace (USA and International), Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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Friends of the Earth and our federation of grassroots groups in 77 countries are a loud and fearless force for the sustainable and fair use of the Earth’s resources. Our current campaigns focus on promoting clean energy and solutions to climate change, keeping toxic and risky technologies out of the food we eat and products we use, and protecting marine ecosystems and the people who live and work near them.

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