There is universal condemnation today on the breaking news that the United Arab Emirates has appointed a veteran oil industry insider to preside over the upcoming UN climate talks that will happen later this year in Dubai. "By appointing an oil sultan as COP28 President, the UAE takes the prize for global trust breaker in a climate crisis.”
An influential committee of British MPs is calling on the British government to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels and set a “clear date” for the end of new oil and gas licensing in the British North Sea.
“The Senate’s rejection of this dangerous bill is a resounding victory for environmental justice communities and the climate,” said Rees.
Blocking a Carbon Bomb: Tiwi Islanders prevent $4.7 billion Barossa offshore gas project in Australia
In a landmark decision, the Federal Court of Australia ruled that Santos Ltd, one of the world’s top 20 largest oil and gas companies, would not be allowed to drill in the Barossa gas fields off the coast of northern Australia, solidifying legal victory for the Tiwi Islander Plaintiffs.
Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin — the fossil fuel-financed, coal- and gas-loving Democratic Senator from West Virginia — failed in his latest bid to attach his “dirty deal” to the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act.
Today the Government of Canada released a plan to end new public finance for fossil fuels abroad and instead prioritize clean energy projects.
There has been widespread condemnation of the UK's highly controversial decision to approve the first new coal mine in 30 years in Cumbria.
Response: Manchin’s newest dirty deal text is even worse than earlier versions – and we'll stop it too
"Fast-tracking giveaways to the fossil fuel industry is the opposite of climate leadership, and we won't stop fighting to protect our communities and the climate," said Collin Rees.
Response: Second rejection of Manchin’s dirty deal demonstrates power of climate, environmental justice movements
"We’ve defeated Manchin's dirty deal twice so far, and we’ll do it as many times as we must until communities and the climate are safe from rampant oil and gas expansion," said Collin Rees.
Leading climate, environmental, youth, and progressive groups urge "No Dirty Deal" in defense authorization bill
Leaders of over 20 top advocacy groups sent a letter to Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden urging them to abandon attempts to pass Joe Manchin's "dirty deal."