In the U.S., we’re working at all levels to halt fossil fuel expansion and align government policies with science and justice.
OVERVIEW OF WORK
In the United States, Oil Change is bringing mobilization, research, policy, and communications support to bear at the federal, state, and local levels to stop fossil fuel infrastructure projects and keep oil, gas, and coal in the ground. In partnership with grassroots movements, allies, and coalitions, Oil Change is working to end U.S. government subsidies and finance propping up the fossil fuel industry, and fighting for aggressive regulation of the private financial industry to end fossil finance.
Oil Change also works to support frontline communities confronting fossil fuel infrastructure across the North American continent. We prioritize supporting Indigenous and frontline voices, including working in partnership with local Indigenous groups as well as national and international coalitions.
LATEST PROGRAM POSTS
Over 500 groups released an open letter being sent to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, urging them to end fossil fuel subsidies.
"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.
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.
Despite the need to rapidly wind-down fossil fuels to avert the worst of the climate crisis, governments worldwide continue to prop up fossil fuel production with huge sums of public money. They may be breaking international law.
LATEST PROGRAM RESEARCH
A new report analyzes how the Inflation Reduction Act fails to reduce fossil fuel production or alleviate impact on environmental justice communities, and that current policies will instead lead to a deadly increase in oil and gas production and exports.
"Sacrificing millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas extraction is a gross denial of reality by Joe Biden in the face of climate catastrophe," said Collin Rees.
Two weeks before global leaders gather for the UN Climate Ambition Summit in New York, new analysis by Oil Change International shows that several major countries continue to pump $4.4 billion in public finance into international fossil fuel projects despite committing to end this support by the end of 2022.