“We urge Congress to end fossil fuel subsidies, and we expect Leader Schumer and Chairman Wyden to stand by their promises to end dirty subsidies to oil, gas, and coal,” said Collin Rees of Oil Change.
Today, Oil Change U.S., Sunrise Movement, Evergreen Action, Sierra Club, Indivisible, and other partners launched a joint Gas Is Not Clean campaign to ensure a potential Clean Energy Standard (CES) or Clean Energy Payment Program (CEPP) prohibits the inclusion of gas.
Over 500 organizations, including a wide range of health, faith, environmental, and other groups across the United States released a letter today calling on Congressional leadership to eliminate the fossil fuel subsidies embedded in the U.S. tax code.
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.
Despite moderate progress in the 2017 budget, Canada remains the largest provider of fiscal support to oil and gas production in the G7 relative to the size of its economy.
President Trump’s proposed $4.4 trillion budget, unveiled yesterday, has been widely criticised by media commentators, politicians and civil society groups for vastly increasing military spending and proposing deep cuts to domestic programs such environmental protection and Medicare as well as foreign aid programs.
Trump’s infrastructure scam is all about greasing the wheels for oil, gas and coal development and his budget funds this massive giveaway. ‘Streamlining’ critical environmental review really means steamrolling landowners and putting a muzzle on communities when they resist oil and gas pipelines being built through their backyards for private profit.
“It’s cynical and reckless to provide relief for climate-related disasters with one hand, while essentially paying Big Oil to worsen the climate crisis with the other. Transferring billions of dollars from hard-working taxpayers to ultra-rich oil companies to extract more fossil fuels will not make our country safer or stronger.”
Today, more than 30 environmental, health and social justice organizations urged Congressional leaders to exclude an extension of the tax credit for carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery from any spending bill.