More than 500 organizations called on policymakers in the U.S. and Canada to reject Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as a dangerous distraction and to end the “carbon capture of climate policy.”
Over 500 organizations, including a wide range of health, faith, environmental, and other groups across the United States released a letter today calling on Congressional leadership to eliminate the fossil fuel subsidies embedded in the U.S. tax code.
“Every day President Biden refuses to stop the Line 3 pipeline is a slap in the face to Indigenous and environmental justice communities. Climate leadership means ending the fossil fuel era and stopping Line 3.”
In an open letter released as part of a week of action against the company ahead of their June 8 Annual General Meeting, signatories detailed the threats that ReconAfrica’s potential development poses for human rights, Indigenous rights, local livelihoods, drinking water for over 1 million people, the global climate, and a critical and world-famous ecosystem.
“Big Oil’s continued existence is the single biggest threat to our climate, and it’s long past time to end giveaways of public money to fossil fuel companies once and for all,” said Rees.
The Republican plan not only refuses to end massive public giveaways to the fossil fuel industry, but also foists the cost on the American public through user fees rather than repealing Trump and the GOP’s tax cuts for billionaires and rich corporations. This plan is a joke.
Local and national organizations across the country are coming together for the virtual Rally to End Polluter Welfare because it’s time for Congress to fund our futures instead of fossil fuels.
The Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition welcomes Biden’s Executive Order as an important step for the climate finance movement and urges the administration to deliver strong reports and action plans ahead of the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow.
“President Biden’s executive order is a welcome change from past failures to regulate the financial industry, but the Biden administration must make it crystal-clear that ‘net zero’ means no more fossil fuel expansion and no false solutions,” said Rees.
The IEA has consistently boosted new oil and gas development. Now it’s backing up the global call to stop the expansion of fossil fuel extraction.