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.
“Today’s move by President Biden to freeze leasing for oil and gas production on federal lands and waters is a critical first step to ending this program once and for all.”
Four days in the Permian Basin is enough. It’s overwhelming in every way. It’s overwhelming the carrying capacity of the land. It’s overwhelming the community. And as Permian oil, gas, and toxic gas liquids flood global markets, it’s overwhelming our climate.
On a tour of the Permian Basin in New Mexico, the devastation and pollution is hard to miss. But with the help of a special camera, you can see just how bad it really is.
The myth that opening up more public lands and waters for fossil fuel production will result in a windfall for America is dead wrong. The only windfall from this production is enjoyed by oil, gas, and coal executives.
In a huge industry giveaway, Trump’s Department of Interior budget increases funding for oil, gas, and coal expansion by more than $34 million – and slashes renewable energy by at least $15 million.
The U.S. government is providing extensive support for fossil fuel production on public lands and waters offshore, through a combination of direct subsidies, enforcement loopholes, lax royalty collection, stagnant lease rates, and other advantages to the industry, a new report released today finds.
A new report examines the extensive support for fossil fuel production on public lands and waters, provided by the U.S. government to the fossil fuel industry through a combination of direct subsidies, enforcement loopholes, lax royalty collection, and stagnant lease rates.
That the White House was forced to officially respond to this petition is yet another indication of the growing power of the Keep It In The Ground movement.