Statement of Sara Zdeb, Legislative Director
Sara Zdeb, 202-222-0728
Dick Bell, 202-222-0742
“I will tell you with $55 oil we don't need incentives to oil and gas companies to explore. There are plenty of incentives.”
President George W. Bush, quoted in the Washington Post
House Energy Bill Increases Tax Breaks: Legislation at Odds With Bush Proposal, 4/19/05
Contact: Chris Weiss, 202-222-0746
The baseball stadium lease collapsed yesterday because a majority of the DC Council recognizes that a “stadium at any cost” is fiscally risky and does not reflect the priorities of DC residents, according to the No DC Taxes for Baseball Campaign.
The Council members who refused to support this unfair deal should be applauded for their courageous decision and should be encouraged to hold firm as…
Washington DC (US) / Brussels (Belgium) / Lagos (Nigeria) January 10, 2006 – Ten years after the first significant planting of Genetically Modified (GM) crops, no plants with benefits to consumers or the environment have materialized, despite renewed promises by biotech corporations, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth International. 
(Davos, Switzerland) A new study released by BankTrack and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) yesterday found that banks are facilitating the over-exploitation of environmental goods such as fisheries and forests. The study also found that banks are not doing their part to protect human rights by failing to uphold international norms such as the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Fisheries Code, or the UN Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights.…
Contact: Erich Pica, 202-222-0739
ExxonMobil’s fourth quarter and annual profits are staggering. In today’s announcement, ExxonMobil stated earnings of $10.7 billion in the fourth quarter and $36.1 billion in profits last year. Congress should respond by repealing the $14 billion in tax cuts it’s lavished on Big Oil—handouts that even President Bush says they don’t need.
Big Oil is reaping these record profits at the expense of ordinary Americans who…