Release: Shell snubs climate case verdict and continues drilling for more

September 30, 2022By OCI TeamFeatured, News, Press Releases No Comments

Despite the ongoing climate crisis, Shell continues to develop new oil and gas assets. Since the Dutch court ruling in May 2021, Shell has made definitive investments in 10 assets, which once burned will result in 325 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions. Shell also co-owns more than 750 untapped oil and gas assets, which would amount to 4.3 billion metric tonnes of extra CO2 emissions, 30 times more than the total emissions from the Netherlands in 2021.

People vs. Fossil Fuels Coalition Responds to Inflation Reduction Act; Demands Congress Strike Down Manchin’s Permitting Deal

August 12, 2022By Collin ReesBlog Post, News, Press Releases

“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

July 20, 2022By Collin ReesBlog Post, News, Press Releases

“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.