“We need a shift away from the business-as-usual threatening lives and wrecking the climate, but Azerbaijan appointing another lifelong oil man to lead the next UN climate talks pushes us closer to the abyss,” said Rees.
A diverse collective of climate activists and groups, including youth-led groups, are coming together this Saturday to hold a rally and march to the White House to call for immediate, radical change and an end to the era of fossil fuels.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine one year ago is a wake-up call to stop dependence on unstable and war-driven fossil fuels, and instead transition to reliable renewable energy. Oil companies are both fueling and profiting from this crisis, while the rest of the world has suffered dire consequences.
Declaring a climate emergency and stopping new fossil fuel projects should be at the top of Biden’s agenda — the future of the planet and U.S. democracy is at stake. The last thing Congress should do is pass Big Oil’s dangerous ‘permitting reform.’
A group of 13 environmental and community leaders are calling on the Senate to reject Senator Manchin’s proposal to undermine environmental and community review and fast-track oil, gas, coal and mining projects.
Yesterday, the government of Norway and the European Commission released a joint statement on energy cooperation in which the EU officially supported “continued [oil and gas] exploration”.
“Big Oil is gouging working families, and it’s critical to hold these companies accountable for their exploitative profiteering,” said Collin Rees.
“Voters will reward politicians who stand up for people, not polluters, and taxing windfall profits is wildly popular in every part of the country,” said Collin Rees.
“Congress must crack down on Big Oil’s insatiable greed by taxing these windfall profits and moving the United States and the world to renewable energy as quickly as possible,” said Collin Rees.
“With sky-high energy prices, it’s mind-boggling to allow the fossil fuel industry to rake in record profits at the expense of working families. What’s needed now is immediate relief for American consumers, which is what this commonsense windfall profits tax bill would provide,” said Rees.