“The Inflation Reduction Act has come at a tremendously high price that will be disproportionately paid by Black, Indigenous, family farming, people of the global majority, and working-class communities. We cannot afford additional giveaways to the fossil fuel industry in a deal that Democratic Leaders negotiated with Senator Manchin.”
Response: Biden’s announcements fall short of what’s needed — a declaration of climate emergency
“Biden’s climate legacy hangs in the balance — we need bold leadership, not tinkering around the edges. Declaring a climate emergency would make it clear that Biden views the climate crisis as an existential threat and unlock key powers to tackle climate change head-on and hasten a just transition to clean, renewable energy,” said Rees.
Response: New Biden Offshore Leasing Plan Is a Deadly Betrayal of Communities and Climate
“We can’t transition away from fossil fuels by locking in five more years of deadly extraction, and Biden can’t claim to care about environmental justice while forcing oil and gas drilling on already burdened communities,” said Collin Rees.
Response to U.S. Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. EPA
“This Supreme Court decision was illegitimate and wrong, but does almost nothing to constrain President Biden’s toolbox to address the climate crisis,” said Collin Rees.
CSOs condemn G7 leaders for caving in to gas industry and weakening pledge to end international public finance for fossil fuels
G7 leaders watered down a commitment made in May by their energy ministers to end international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of this year, drawing a swift rebuke from climate and development campaigners.
Climate Groups Praise Democrats’ Action on Price Gouging, Urge Leaders to Back a Windfall Profits Tax
“Big Oil is gouging working families, and it’s critical to hold these companies accountable for their exploitative profiteering,” said Collin Rees.
Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act is a key step; Windfall Profits Tax must come next
“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.
Obscene Q1 profits from Exxon, Chevron underscore need for a windfall profits tax
“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.
Over 500 Groups Urge Biden to End Fossil Fuel Era in Response to Russia-Ukraine War
“President Biden and world leaders must do everything in their power to end the fossil fuel era and move the United States and the world to 100% renewable energy as quickly as possible,” said Collin Rees.
Climate advocates respond: Biden administration to restart oil, gas leasing on public lands
The communities most at risk from new fossil fuel extraction are primarily Black, Brown and Indigenous peoples, people of the global majority and those on the frontlines of fossil fuel industry expansion.