Policy falls short of a major pledge Spain made at the 2021 COP26 UN climate summit to stop financing fossil fuel projects.
“The Senate’s rejection of this dangerous bill is a resounding victory for environmental justice communities and the climate,” said Rees.
Today the Government of Canada released a plan to end new public finance for fossil fuels abroad and instead prioritize clean energy projects.
“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.
“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.
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.”
Members of Congress and climate justice advocates will rally Tuesday morning outside the Cannon House Office Building to oppose U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s so-called ‘permitting reform’ bill, a massive giveaway to the fossil fuel industry.
Over 750 organizations sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional leadership opposing the “cruel and direct attack on environmental justice communities” represented by Manchin’s dirty pipeline deal.
Despite important progress on establishing a loss and damage fund, COP27 failed to acknowledge the need for a rapid and equitable phase-out of oil, gas, and coal.
Declaring a climate emergency and stopping new fossil fuel projects should be at the top of Biden’s agenda — the future of the planet and U.S. democracy is at stake. The last thing Congress should do is pass Big Oil’s dangerous ‘permitting reform.’