Yesterday marked the end of the Conservative’s Annual conference, held in the city of Birmingham. The tradition for any political conference is that the party leader gives a speech at the end of the conference.
Last week, new British Prime Minister outlined plans to frack in the UK. However, experts, scientists, activists, NGO’s and even Truss’s own MPs, believe that fracking will fail in the UK.
They say that politicians often operate in a bubble, removed from the rest of us. They have a blinkered view of reality, distorted by privilege and power.
Just as the U.S. oil and gas industry is looking to exploit the Ukraine war to expand exploitation of shale gas, so too is the European shale gas industry.
“We can’t adequately address the climate crisis if we’re exporting billions of barrels of oil and gas to be burnt overseas. Confronting Big Oil and Gas’s deadly expansion plans is critical, and that’s what Rep. Schakowsky and Rep. Barragán are doing with this bill.”
“Gov. Newsom must step up his game — there is *no* safe distance at which oil and gas drilling is acceptable for the climate. California must ban all new oil and gas permits and phase out existing drilling with a just transition,” said Rees.
“Oil and gas executives won’t let neighborhood oil drilling end without a fight — but we’ll keep fighting for working people until every person’s right to clean air in every neighborhood is guaranteed,” said Neena Mohan.
Oil Change International, Earthworks, and the Center for International Environmental Law are releasing a new multi-media report series entitled The Permian Basin Climate Bomb. The six-part series analyzes the climate, public health, economic, and social impacts of the Permian fracking boom.
“California is the highest-producing jurisdiction in the world so far to commit to a phase-out of oil extraction, and other major producers need to join the state in committing to move beyond oil and gas,” said Collin Rees of Oil Change International.
Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) upheld the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s denial of a key permit for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline.