“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.”
Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) introduced the Future Generations Protection Act to help ensure a rapid shift to clean renewable energy by stopping further expansion of fracking and new fossil fuel infrastructure.
Local residents and concerned advocates submitted over 38,000 comments in opposition to the project, highlighting the risk that SPOT project poses to waterways, endangered species, public health, local economies, and the global climate
A new report finds restoring the crude oil export ban could lead to reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions of as much as 80 to 181 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent each year
“Keystone XL has been seen as inevitable before, but we persisted and won. This isn’t game over, it’s game on. Now we have a President who is deeply beholden to the oil industry and will do anything they ask, so this approval is no surprise.”
Proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline regularly claim that the pipeline will replace heavy oil from Venezuela and elsewhere if it is built. In fact just this week, Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) claimed that Venezuela’s recent offer of asylum for whistleblower Edward Snowden is somehow a reason to approve the pipeline. The reality is that crude delivered … Read More
The Financial Times has just revealed that the oil trading arms of BP, Shell and Vitol have applied for licenses to export U.S. crude to Canada.
Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani has said that crude oil began to flow from the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to a Turkish export terminal last week. Al-Shahristani said Iraq is “pumping between 300,000 and 400,000 barrels a day of Kirkuk crude to the Turkish export terminal of Ceyhan.” The pipeline has been mostly closed … Read More