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
"Fast-tracking giveaways to the fossil fuel industry is the opposite of climate leadership, and we won't stop fighting to protect our communities and the climate," said Collin Rees.
"We’ve defeated Manchin's dirty deal twice so far, and we’ll do it as many times as we must until communities and the climate are safe from rampant oil and gas expansion," said Collin Rees.
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.
"All Congress members should speak out publicly to stand with frontline communities and reject Joe Manchin's dirty deal,” said Collin Rees.
LATEST PROGRAM RESEARCH
The creation of the NZPF is a tacit recognition by major oil and gas producers that their contribution to the climate crisis can no longer be ignored. But the framing of the initiative and its main objectives raise the prospect of the NZPF being a greenwashing tool in service to the oil and gas industry’s interests.
Today, organizations representing millions of environmental, racial, and economic justice advocates across the country are launching a new Build Back Fossil Free campaign to hold President-elect Joe Biden accountable to his promises for bold climate action.
The next president and Congress should reinstate the crude export ban in tandem with policies to ensure a just and equitable transition away from fossil fuels. A reimplementation of the ban would therefore require an ambitious and well-funded energy policy to prioritize justice and equity for workers and frontline and Indigenous communities in the necessary transition away from fossil fuels.