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
"Furthering fossil fuel dependence would be the worst possible choice for Biden and von der Leyen in a critical moment — we need to double down on clean, renewable energy," said Collin Rees.
New Bill Calls for Turbocharging Renewable Energy with Defense Production Act to Ensure Energy Security, End Fossil Fuels
"True energy security means affordable, reliable, and fossil-free energy for all communities," said Rees. "Congress should reject Big Oil and Gas’s cynical attempts to profit from human suffering and pass this bill immediately."
New energy security task force must not expand fossil gas production or invest in long-lived infrastructure
Today, U.S. President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced a new task force to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels. The announcement reveals that the EU and United States plan to expand LNG infrastructure in Europe. Recent research shows such new LNG import infrastructure is not needed.
Over 200 Groups Call on Biden to Invoke Defense Protection Act for Renewables + Resist Short-Sighted Domestic Fossil Fuel Policies
Over 200 progressive groups sent a letter to the White House urging President Biden to resist Big Oil and invoke the Defense Production Act in order to ramp up the deployment of renewable energy to transition the world off the fossil fuels that are leading to global instability.
LATEST PROGRAM RESEARCH
From 2010-2021, the United States' trade and development finance institutions provided nearly five times as much support to fossil fuels as to renewables — over $51.6 billion for fossils compared to just $10.9 billion for renewables.
"President Biden promised to end the leasing program entirely due to its deadly threat to the climate, but Interior's recommendations fall far short of that goal — and ring particularly hollow days after the largest lease sale in U.S. history," said Rees.
The new report finds that wealthy nations — the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, and Australia — planning to approve and subsidize new fossil fuel projects which undermines their recent claims of leadership in addressing the climate crisis.