The Inflation Reduction Act and U.S. President Joe Biden’s policies fail to reduce fossil fuel production or alleviate impact on environmental justice communities, according to a new briefing by Oil Change International.
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.
“The United States can help lead a shift of billions of dollars from last century’s dirty energy into the clean, renewable energy of the future, but EXIM’s fossil fuel approvals like Liwathon are a huge step backward.”
“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.
In an unprecedented display of unity, a diverse global coalition of activists, impacted peoples, lawmakers, celebrities, and concerned communities came together from September 15-17 to demand an end to fossil fuels. This historic event, endorsed by over 3,800 organizations around the globe and joined by prominent actors, activists, and climate leaders, marks a pivotal moment in the global effort to combat climate change.
Ahead of the G20 meeting in New Delhi, India, Allie Rosenbluth, Oil Change International US Program Manager, said: “As decision makers gather at the G20 summit, the world is at a critical crossroads. World leaders are facing mounting pressure from UN Secretary-General António Guterres and people across the planet to phase out fossil fuels. Against … Read More
Today, 27 environmental and civil society organizations from Papua New Guinea, the Asia Pacific region and the United States submitted a letter to the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM) urging it to oppose support for the Category A Papua liquefied natural gas project.
The IRA is one of the biggest handouts to the fossil fuel industry in US history.
It is alarming that Biden continues to break climate commitments to end international public finance for fossil fuels. He uses public money to prop up the dirty industry that fuels climate disaster and harms communities, while we suffer record breaking extreme heat.
“By voting for a dirty deal that fast-tracks the Mountain Valley fracked gas pipeline and guts bedrock environmental laws, Congress betrayed people and the planet.”