Stopping these fossil fuel projects would prevent a drastic increase in GHG pollution at a time when it is imperative to decrease emissions to meet domestic and international climate goals, including the Paris Agreement that President Biden rejoined.
Increased emissions under President Joe Biden would be equivalent to more than doubling existing emissions from U.S. coal plants if the U.S. moves ahead with 21 major fossil fuel infrastructure projects pending review by the Biden Administration.
Today I’m risking arrest as a part of the People vs Fossil Fuels week of action in Washington, D.C. The climate emergency is here and we know fossil fuels are the cause.
Today, Oil Change U.S., Sunrise Movement, Evergreen Action, Sierra Club, Indivisible, and other partners launched a joint Gas Is Not Clean campaign to ensure a potential Clean Energy Standard (CES) or Clean Energy Payment Program (CEPP) prohibits the inclusion of gas.
The new report shows that Indigenous communities resisting the more than 20 fossil fuel projects analyzed have stopped or delayed greenhouse gas pollution equivalent to at least 25 percent of annual U.S. and Canadian emissions.
Today, the U.S. Treasury Department released updated fossil fuel energy guidance for the multilateral development banks (MDBs). Oil Change International experts responded.
The Biden White House released a statement from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan urging OPEC to increase oil production; Oil Change International experts responded.
“Today’s announcement by President Biden on international fossil finance is welcome but the lack of firm commitments falls short. We urge the Biden administration to add a clear commitment to an immediate phase-out, with no loopholes for gas or any other continued fossil support.”
Secretary Haaland’s confirmation sets a historic precedent for Indigenous communities and leaders across Turtle Island, and we look forward to working with the Secretary to introduce additional policies that protect our nation’s waters, lands, and communities from the dirty influence of the fossil fuel industry during her time in this critical role.
“Ending international public finance for fossil fuels would be a huge boost to climate action globally. The administration must now invest serious effort and diplomatic capacity to secure this shift in international finance away from oil, gas, and coal.”