More than 650 climate, environmental justice, public health, youth, and progressive organizations sent a letter opposing the fossil fuel ‘side deal’ being advanced by Senators Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer.
Author: Collin Rees
People vs. Fossil Fuels Coalition Responds to Inflation Reduction Act; Demands Congress Strike Down Manchin’s Permitting Deal
“The Inflation Reduction Act has come at a tremendously high price that will be disproportionately paid by Black, Indigenous, family farming, people of the global majority, and working-class communities. We cannot afford additional giveaways to the fossil fuel industry in a deal that Democratic Leaders negotiated with Senator Manchin.”
Response: Biden’s announcements fall short of what’s needed — a declaration of climate emergency
“Biden’s climate legacy hangs in the balance — we need bold leadership, not tinkering around the edges. Declaring a climate emergency would make it clear that Biden views the climate crisis as an existential threat and unlock key powers to tackle climate change head-on and hasten a just transition to clean, renewable energy,” said Rees.
Response: New Biden Offshore Leasing Plan Is a Deadly Betrayal of Communities and Climate
“We can’t transition away from fossil fuels by locking in five more years of deadly extraction, and Biden can’t claim to care about environmental justice while forcing oil and gas drilling on already burdened communities,” said Collin Rees.
Response to U.S. Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. EPA
“This Supreme Court decision was illegitimate and wrong, but does almost nothing to constrain President Biden’s toolbox to address the climate crisis,” said Collin Rees.
Climate Groups Praise Democrats’ Action on Price Gouging, Urge Leaders to Back a Windfall Profits Tax
“Big Oil is gouging working families, and it’s critical to hold these companies accountable for their exploitative profiteering,” said Collin Rees.
Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act is a key step; Windfall Profits Tax must come next
“Voters will reward politicians who stand up for people, not polluters, and taxing windfall profits is wildly popular in every part of the country,” said Collin Rees.
Climate Advocates: The EU’s International Energy Strategy Is a Reckless Response to a Global Crisis
“The EU’s new international energy strategy is woefully inadequate and would lock in decades’ more extraction of deadly gas and oil,” said Collin Rees.
Obscene Q1 profits from Exxon, Chevron underscore need for a windfall profits tax
“Congress must crack down on Big Oil’s insatiable greed by taxing these windfall profits and moving the United States and the world to renewable energy as quickly as possible,” said Collin Rees.
Over 500 Global Groups Call on World Leaders to Help End Russian War in Ukraine + End Fossil Fuel Reliance
“The only effective response to today’s compounding crises is for global leaders to support the efficiency and clean energy solutions that can replace these dirty fuels and eliminate the need for any new LNG infrastructure,” said Laurie van der Burg.