September 29, 2023

Collin Rees,

Oil Change International: Biden’s offshore drilling plan is a massive giveaway to polluters just days after president skips United Nations summit on ending fossil fuels

WASHINGTON, DC — The Biden Administration released its updated Proposed Final Program for the 2024–2029 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. This program would result in three lease sales during the next five years, offering up tens of millions of acres for oil and gas extraction. 

In response, Collin Rees, United States Program Manager at Oil Change International, said: 

“Sacrificing frontline communities and millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas extraction is a gross denial of reality by Joe Biden in the face of climate catastrophe. A huge expansion of oil and gas production when scientists are clear that we must end fossil fuel expansion immediately is unacceptable. 

“Doubling down on offshore drilling is a direct violation of President Biden’s prior commitments and continues a concerning trend. Just last week, 75,000 people marched in the streets of New York City urging an end to fossil fuels and the United States was blocked from attending the historic United Nations Climate Ambition Summit due to its dangerous plans to expand oil and gas. Has Biden learned nothing from this public humiliation on the global stage?

“The United States is on track to expand fossil fuel production more than any other country by 2050, which is our most crucial window to limit the impacts of warming. Frontline communities, marine ecosystems, and our climate deserve a swift and just end to fossil fuels.”


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  • I am convinced this is all the result of the insaitable thirst by the worst among us for socially destructive wealth and power.

    Inconvenient (for Profit over People and Planet Capitalist = Social Darwinist Ideology) Scripture:

    Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:
    Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. — Proverbs 30:7-9

    There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
    There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
    There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men. — Proverbs 30:12-14

    Clean Energy Wire
    Thursday, 28 Sep 2023
    Limiting global warming to 1.5°C has “FACTUALLY FAILED” – German scientists

    “We must end the illusion that we have made a meaningful contribution towards climate action in the past 30 years,” said Frank Böttcher, head of the DMG. “Many people have done a lot, but we are far away from reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.” Böttcher said policymakers and society as a whole had to come to an earnest reassessment of the situation. He added that they must adapt their consumption behaviour and regulate in a “socially acceptable” manner, to bring resource use in line with environmental limitations and prepare for the impacts of climate change that can no longer be avoided.

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