“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.
“Big Oil is gouging working families, and it’s critical to hold these companies accountable for their exploitative profiteering,” said Collin Rees.
“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.
“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.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
The Build Back Fossil Free campaign rallied ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s remarks at the United Nations climate summit today in Glasgow, urging Biden to take executive action to stop fossil fuel projects.