Rather than building momentum towards COP27 through delivering strong policies and a harmonized approach to implementing the collective promise to end international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of 2022, the Summit was overshadowed by backsliding.
Shell’s Fossil Fuel Production: Still Pushing The World Towards Climate Chaos
Since May 2021, Shell has expressed interest to develop ten new oil and gas extraction assets, which could lock in additional CO2 pollution (325 million metric tonnes) two times greater than the Netherlands’ total CO2 emissions in 2021.
Release: Shell snubs climate case verdict and continues drilling for more
Despite the ongoing climate crisis, Shell continues to develop new oil and gas assets. Since the Dutch court ruling in May 2021, Shell has made definitive investments in 10 assets, which once burned will result in 325 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions. Shell also co-owns more than 750 untapped oil and gas assets, which would amount to 4.3 billion metric tonnes of extra CO2 emissions, 30 times more than the total emissions from the Netherlands in 2021.
Response: Withdrawal of Manchin permitting bill huge win for communities, climate
Today is a major defeat for the Manchin and American Petroleum Institute-approved bill which would have fast-tracked the Mountain Valley Pipeline and other fossil fuel projects.
Press Release: New factsheet debunking Senator Manchin’s MVP myths
As hundreds gather in DC to protest Manchin’s dirty side deal, Schumer & Pelosi should know that everything Joe Manchin says about the Mountain Valley Pipeline is wrong
Fact Sheet: Why Everything Manchin Says About the Mountain Valley Pipeline Is Wrong
The Mountain Valley Pipeline will not enable U.S. LNG exporters to export more gas to Europe, is not needed in the Southeast, and will increase GHG emissions and make it harder to reach our climate targets. MVP is a false solution looking for a problem. It’s out of date and out of time.
Groups Call Out U.S.-EU ‘Joint Task Force for Energy Security’ for Lack of Transparency and Climate Criteria
Climate and environmental justice groups are raising concerns about a lack of transparency around the US-EU Joint Task Force for Energy Security that the Biden Administration announced on March 25.
Full Report: Permian fracking boom will bust the climate and intensify environmental injustice
The final three chapters focus on the petrochemical build-out and plastics pollution, regulatory failure of watchdogs, and stories of families on the frontlines of the Permian Basin.
Full Report: The Permian Climate Bomb Series
In this six-part series, we explore the ongoing oil, gas, and petrochemical boom in the Permian Basin and Gulf Coast. It is a story of runaway toxic infrastructure, environmental injustice, and climate overshoot.
Report: U.S. crude exports increased nearly 600% from 2015-20, driving 135% increase in Permian oil production
The latest installment reveals that while Permian oil production grew 135% from 2015 to 2020, U.S. oil consumption was stagnant. The spread of pipelines, export terminals, tank farms and petrochemical facilities across the Gulf Coast intensified environmental injustice in the region, and was driven by oil, gas and petrochemical exports, not rising U.S. demand.