President Obama should recognize desperation when he sees it and reject Keystone XL. Blow the whistle today and end this game.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2015 Contact: David Turnbull, david [at] priceofoil [dot] org Hannah McKinnon, hannah [at] priceofoil [dot] org Pipeline opposition could end tar sands growth – new analysis The end of growth in the tar sands: new model and report The pipelines exporting tar sands out of Alberta are almost full, according to new analysis released … Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2015 Contact: Hannah McKinnon, hannah [at] priceofoil [dot] org Global Climate Movements Seek Fossil Fuel Company Transparency on Future Viability of Oil, Coal, Gas Heinrich Böll Foundation, Oil Change International, Climate Justice Programme Global reporting standards for extractive industries must include transparency from fossil fuel companies about the future viability of their … Read More
The ill-conceived crude oil exports bill may have passed today in the House, but the bigger story is the loosening grip of Big Oil on our energy policy. Repealing the decades-old ban on crude exports has been Big Oil’s top legislative priority this year, and yet this bill is dead on arrival. Even this oil soaked House of Representatives can’t muster a veto-proof majority, and it is clear they don’t yet have the votes they need in the Senate either.
In response to Royal Dutch Shell’s announcement that they will end exploration in the U.S. offshore Arctic for the “foreseeable future”, Oil Change International has released the following statement from Executive Director Stephen Kretzmann: “This is a great day for the Arctic, the climate, and for everyone around the world that has worked so hard … Read More
In moving towards an end to government funding for the fossil fuel industry, President Obama and President Xi are demonstrating real, substantive progress towards the 2009 G20 Leader’s Pledge of phasing out fossil fuel subsidies.
We’re glad to see that Secretary Clinton has weighed the evidence and moved from being ‘inclined to support’ the Keystone XL pipeline to clear opposition. It’s clear that the more you look at this pipeline, the more you realize it’s the wrong choice for this country.
Eliminating the crude export ban would not only hurt the many communities facing dangerous oil extraction in their backyards but also our climate, as the industry digs up unburnable oil at an even faster clip. The only beneficiaries of gutting this law are the Big Oil Executives seeking to pad their profits.
President Obama and Secretary Kerry should recognize that every devastating impact of climate change they encounter in the Arctic will only be the tip of the iceberg if Big Oil is allowed to continue their high risk Arctic projects. Approving Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling permits one week and going to the Arctic to show your commitment to climate action the next is dissonance at best and downright hypocrisy at worst.
The President’s decision today to give final approval for Shell to drill in the Arctic this summer is another stark reminder of the catastrophic disconnect between the nation’s energy policy and our climate imperatives.