Unless we kick dirty money out of politics and put communities and safety first, there will be more railroad disasters. Until then, the people of East Palestine deserve the dignity of the truth and whether their air is safe to breathe and water safe to drink.
Over 175 organizations launch proposal for the OECD to end export finance support for oil and gas
175+ organizations call on the OECD to end oil and gas finance. As a first step towards this objective, an OECD member must table a proposal to prohibit oil and gas support at next week’s OECD meeting.
First Anniversary of Ukraine war is a grim reminder to “stop dependence on unstable and war-driven fossil fuels”
It is a gruesome milestone. A year after Russia’s brutal and bloody invasion of Ukraine, the ripples of war have spread across the globe. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed, along with over a hundred thousand Ukrainian and Russian soldiers.
Response: Biden has nominated a dangerous Wall Street executive for World Bank President
President Biden’s choice of Ajay Banga is disappointing. This moment demands a World Bank leader who will prioritize the urgency of the climate crisis, not another Big Business executive with no experience in development, environmental work, or the public sector.
Methane: Industry Initiatives are Failing. Time for Government Action.
The IEA’s latest methane data exposes the failure of industry-led voluntary initiatives to reduce methane emissions.
Week of action begins demanding justice for the murder of “Cop City” forest defender
On January 18th, the Police murdered a twenty-six-year-old activist known as “Tortuguita,” who was campaigning against the controversial COP City near the city of Atlanta. In response to Tortuguita’s murder and the approval of Cop City’s final permit, Atlanta organizers are calling for a distributed week of action until February 26 and a large-scale mobilization in Atlanta from March 4-11.
East Palestine disaster shows how America’s railroad system is dangerously broken
For years communities and railroad unions on the frontline of America’s creaking railroad network have warned of a “ticking time bomb” on the railways.
Response: Malpass departure must be the start of a fossil free World Bank
“Despite Malpass’s departure, the World Bank Group still funds more fossil fuels than any other multilateral development bank. Ending this support must be top priority ahead of the Bank’s Spring Meetings,” said Tucker.
US gas exporters bemoan European climate goals deterring new LNG contracts
There are many winners and losers in war, but one of the biggest winners has been the U.S. LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) industry.
Tobacco consultants lead gas industry pushback over gas stoves
We have known for decades that both the tobacco and fossil fuel industry have used scientists to defend their products and spread doubt and confusion over the health and environmental impact of smoking or burning oil and gas.