STOPPING CARBON LOCK-IN
Our Stopping Carbon Lock-In program works to keep oil, gas, and coal in the ground, providing crucial information and elevating fossil fuel infrastructure fights to change the public and political narratives around fossil fuels.
We also work to increase support for policies that match the scale of the climate crisis, so that policymakers in the United States and around the world increasingly recognize winding down fossil fuel production and infrastructure as a cornerstone of climate leadership.
OVERVIEW OF WORK
In early 2019, Oil Change International released Drilling Towards Disaster: Why U.S. Oil and Gas Expansion Is Incompatible with Climate Limits, which showed that the United States is on track for a truly unprecedented expansion of oil and gas production at precisely the time that we’re facing ever-worsening climate impacts and the science shows we have a closing window for action to stave off even worse effects.
With this specter of out-of-control fossil fuel expansion on the horizon, Oil Change International works to fight oil, gas, and coal infrastructure in the U.S., and push for government policies and regulations that will restrict fossil fuel infrastructure to bring our energy policy in line with what climate science demands.
With our data-driven, people powered approach, we work in solidarity with communities, movements, and other allies by developing impactful research on the oil and gas industry’s plans, and by waging hard-hitting campaigns to support on-the-ground fights to stop fossil fuel infrastructure.
We also engage in the halls of power to ensure discussions of climate policy include the critical need to stop industry expansion and keep fossil fuels in the ground. As the work to build out the Green New Deal continues, Oil Change International will be at the table ensuring policy-makers know that to be true climate leaders they must tackle the fossil fuel industry head-on and work to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
LATEST PROGRAM POSTS
Yesterday, President Trump signed two executive orders in his latest brazen attempt to appease the fossil fuel industry, just as further research was published revealing the drastic need to scale back carbon emissions if young people are going to have a liveable future.
One million acres of farmland under water, one million wells at risk and one million calves lost, due to the floods. This is climate change in action. How much more evidence does Trump need before he realizes there is a climate crisis going on?
For the last month, an environmental crisis has slowly unfolded off the Solomon islands, after a bauxite bulk carrier ran aground and started leaking oil near a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The UK’s fledgling fracking industry was dealt another significant nail in its coffin today when the High Court ruled that the current guidance from the Government on shale gas is “unlawful”.
LATEST PROGRAM RESEARCH
Diminishing consumer demand coupled with more affordable renewables are casting doubt on the overall feasibility and potential profitability of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
At precisely the time in which the world must begin rapidly decarbonizing to avoid runaway climate disaster, the United States is moving further and faster than any other country to expand oil and gas extraction.
This new report details why California must chart a path off fossil fuel extraction to meet its commitment to the Paris Agreement climate goals.