GLOBAL POLICY

The Paris climate goals demand a rapid, just transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. We’re pushing governments to lead the way by adopting policies to end oil and gas production.

OVERVIEW OF WORK

In order to achieve climate goals, governments and other decision makers must support a just and equitable move away from fossil fuels. We are pushing for precedent-setting leadership from governments to put policies in place to manage the decline of oil and gas and ensure a just transition for fossil-fuel dependent workers and communities.

Building from a growing group of first mover governments, we are pressuring for increasing numbers of national and regional governments to end new licenses and permits for oil and gas production, and to develop plans to wind down their existing production over time.

LATEST PROGRAM POSTS

By Rosemary Harris

In this pivotal “year of elections" the UK, alongside the US, India, the EU, and over 50 other countries, heads to the polls. In the midst of the hottest spring and the expected wettest summer on record in the UK, party activists are knocking on doors to get out the vote for  July 4th. 

But that’s not all. There are deadly floods in Germany, extreme weather events in South Africa, and schools are shutting in India due to a severe heatwave. More deadly weather phenomena are undoubtedly going to take place before this election is over.

And while people experience

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LATEST PROGRAM RESEARCH
Category: Reports

Runaway Train: The Reckless Expansion of Crude-by-Rail in North America.

Oil Change International, May 2014.

This report tracks the rise of crude-by-rail in North America, detailing where crude trains are being loaded and unloaded, how many trains carrying crude oil are crossing the North American continent, and who is involved in this burgeoning trade.

This report is the first in a series covering North America’s booming crude-by-rail industry and is being published in conjunction with a unique interactive online map of crude-by-rail terminals and potential routes.

Future reports in this series will look at the economics of crude-by-rail, safety, and climate change issues.

Please see www.priceofoil.org/rail for the map and links to reports





Polluting Our Democracy and Our Environment: Dirty Fuels Money in Politics
Oil Change International and Sierra Club
April 2014

A new report by Oil Change International and the Sierra Club, Polluting Our Democracy and Our Environment: Dirty Fuels Money in Politics, demonstrates the enormous amount of campaign finance contributions pouring into Congress by the fossil fuel industry, a problem that is only getting worse. With the 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC, super-wealthy donors can now funnel unlimited amounts of outside money into political campaigns and elections. As a result of this ruling, outside spending increased by an enormous11,761

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