In what can only be described as both shocking and unsurprising at the same time, yesterday Greenpeace’s investigative journalism outfit, Unearthed, released video of two high-ranking ExxonMobil lobbyists (one current, one recently left the company) saying the quiet part out loud about Exxon’s ruthless political efforts to stall progress on the climate crisis and protect … Read More
The Republican plan not only refuses to end massive public giveaways to the fossil fuel industry, but also foists the cost on the American public through user fees rather than repealing Trump and the GOP’s tax cuts for billionaires and rich corporations. This plan is a joke.
Today, the Trump administration unveils new actions intending to undermine climate change requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act.
Even though the science says we cannot carry on drilling, the oil industry capital investment over the next decade is forecast to rise over 85%, reaching over $1 trillion a year.
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.
Calling this disaster of a plan simply an infrastructure plan doesn’t do the nightmare justice. It’s a Make Big Oil Happy plan. It’s a More Climate Disasters plan. It’s a Taxpayer Dollars in Oil Executives’ Wallets plan. It’s a Bankrupt Our Communities plan.
“Trump has once again proved himself to be a reckless cynic doing the bidding of his billionaire developer friends. What he and his big business cronies call ‘streamlining,’ Americans recognize as cutting corners and ramming dangerous projects down the throats of citizens voicing opposition.”
A new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Oil Change International quantifies for the first time the financial and carbon impact of public opposition to pipelines and other expanded investment in tar sands production.