“True energy independence means rejecting fossil fuel expansion and ending Big Oil’s greed while rapidly building out renewable energy on public lands and beyond,” said Rees.
New Bill Calls for Turbocharging Renewable Energy with Defense Production Act to Ensure Energy Security, End Fossil Fuels
“True energy security means affordable, reliable, and fossil-free energy for all communities,” said Rees. “Congress should reject Big Oil and Gas’s cynical attempts to profit from human suffering and pass this bill immediately.”
Oil Change International responds to new Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax bill in U.S. Congress
“With sky-high energy prices, it’s mind-boggling to allow the fossil fuel industry to rake in record profits at the expense of working families. What’s needed now is immediate relief for American consumers, which is what this commonsense windfall profits tax bill would provide,” said Rees.
Over 200 Groups Call on Biden to Invoke Defense Protection Act for Renewables + Resist Short-Sighted Domestic Fossil Fuel Policies
Over 200 progressive groups sent a letter to the White House urging President Biden to resist Big Oil and invoke the Defense Production Act in order to ramp up the deployment of renewable energy to transition the world off the fossil fuels that are leading to global instability.
As US and UK move to wean themselves off Putin’s gas, it’s time to invest in renewables
The solution to both the US and UK decisions to stop importing Russian oil and gas is not to drill for more oil, either in the US or UK – something the fossil fuel industry and its supporters are already arguing. It is to invest in renewables and alternatives such as heat pumps and weatherization.
Joe Manchin: The climate “villain” who is “letting the world burn”
One man is increasingly been blamed for blocking climate progress in the US. Joe Manchin is the democratic Senator from West Virginia. Biden needs Manchin’s vote to get his climate agenda and Build Back Better legislation, over the line. Manchin maybe a Democrat, but he is also a coal man.
Despite climate emergency, the United States, Canada, and Norway “pumping more oil than ever”
Last year the world’s leading climate scientists, the IPCC, issued a “code red” for humanity and outlined how we had to stop oil and gas drilling if we wanted a liveable future. But still we drill. Take three countries who like to see themselves as climate leaders…
Response to new U.S. guidance that could end billions in public finance for oil, gas, and coal
“Any credible analysis of alternatives and alignment with the Paris Agreement would prevent new fossil fuel projects from being financed,” said Tucker.
Reaction to U.S. Interior Department oil and gas leasing reform report
“President Biden promised to end the leasing program entirely due to its deadly threat to the climate, but Interior’s recommendations fall far short of that goal — and ring particularly hollow days after the largest lease sale in U.S. history,” said Rees.
Biden Admin holds huge Gulf of Mexico drilling auction as BC issues emergency due to flooding
Just days after the ending of the landmark climate talks in Glasgow, where Joe Biden promised to lead the world on climate action, the President’s administration offered the largest ever auction of Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling rights.