Nearly 400 groups called on President-elect Joe Biden to sign an executive order to confront the climate emergency with the full power of the executive branch as soon as he takes office.
Over 500 climate, conservation, Indigenous, religious and business groups sent President-elect Joe Biden text for a proposed executive order to ban new fossil fuel leasing and permitting on federal public lands and waters.
Today across the nation, activists in 60 cities and 25 states plan to utilize COVID-safe and creative ways to deliver letters calling on major banks to distance themselves from the funding of the toxic Keystone XL and Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipelines.
With the expected re-entry of the United States into the Paris Climate Agreement, the Biden administration is required to update the U.S. pledge for 2025 by formally submitting a 2030 pledge towards the global effort. To inform this contribution, U.S. Climate Action Network released an analysis of “fair share” country contributions with a particular focus on the United States.
Stop the Money Pipeline, a coalition pushing financial institutions to end support for the fossil fuel industry, sent a letter to the Biden/Harris transition team urging strong climate action criteria regarding appointments to financial regulators and the Treasury Department.
“If banks won’t stop funding climate devastation, our government must force their hand, and Senator Merkley’s bills would force the action we need,” said David Turnbull of Oil Change International.
Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) introduced the Future Generations Protection Act to help ensure a rapid shift to clean renewable energy by stopping further expansion of fracking and new fossil fuel infrastructure.
A global set of 60 climate and rights groups has issued a set of “Principles for Paris-Aligned Financial Institutions” to offer a roadmap for the decarbonization of the finance sector on a timetable aligned with the Paris Agreement.
Water and climate advocacy organizations submitted comments and signatures from more than 43,000 people demanding that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) deny the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline more time to construct the pipeline.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued its report on the risks that the climate emergency poses to the financial system. Stop the Money Pipeline partners issued the following responses.