A Convenient Lie: Why Fossil Fuel Supply Matters for the Climate

September 3, 2015By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, Research & Opinions, Separate Oil and State 7 Comments

Over the past week, virtually every article on the President’s trip to Alaska to highlight the impacts of climate change, has in the next breath mentioned the President’s approval of Shell’s arctic drilling. The allegation made vocally by the environmental community is that these two things are deeply contradictory, and blatantly hypocritical. It’s an allegation … Read More

Ten Years of Data Driven and People Powered Change

August 6, 2015By Steve KretzmannFeatured

This week is the anniversary of Oil Change International’s founding. Ten years ago, when the organization started, I was thinking about what had happened ten years before that, when Shell killed a friend of mine in Nigeria. That friend, an extraordinary man named Ken Saro-Wiwa, was framed for a crime he didn’t commit, and hanged … Read More

Polluting Our Democracy and Our Environment: Dirty Fuels Money in Politics

April 23, 2014By Steve KretzmannReports, Resources 1 Comment

  Polluting Our Democracy and Our Environment: Dirty Fuels Money in Politics Oil Change International and Sierra Club April 2014 A new report by Oil Change International and the Sierra Club, Polluting Our Democracy and Our Environment: Dirty Fuels Money in Politics, demonstrates the enormous amount of campaign finance contributions pouring into Congress by the … Read More

Kerry’s State Department Ignored Obama’s Climate Action Plan

February 17, 2014By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, Infographics, News, Research & Opinions, Resources 10 Comments

In 2009, President Obama made a commitment to reduce U.S. greenhouse gases by 17 percent by 2020.  The Obama administration put this forward as the U.S. share of a global effort to limit climate change to no more than two degrees Celsius – the target scientists tell us may be safe.  Achieving this target, which … Read More

What did Big Oil know and when did they know it?

January 31, 2014By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Featured, Separate Oil and State 23 Comments

According to multiple sources the State Department will issue its long awaited Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline later today. The early spin today is that “environmentalists will be disappointed”.  But consider the source.   Last week, Jack Gerard, the head of the American Petroleum Institute, told Reuters that  “It’s our … Read More