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Polluters invest in post-COVID lobbying

A new analysis from Friends of the Earth shows a boost in lobbying registrations from the oil, gas and plastic industries as a result of the coronavirus.

New Report: Big Oil’s Money Pit to Reap Stimulus Billions

The Federal Reserve just announced $750 billion in corporate debt-buying as part of funding made available through the stimulus. Big Oil companies stand to reap yet another billion dollar bailout.

Exxon Democrats support oil purchases

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tx) and at least four other Democrats are calling for purchases into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) as part of the next coronavirus stimulus, according to a report this evening

Trump pushes Big Oil lifeline

Following a meeting with Big Oil CEOs, Trump announced in a briefing this afternoon new efforts to support the oil and gas industry. He promised to keep the industry in “good shape” and called for allowing oil companies to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to store oil until the market improves.

Big Oil to talk bailout with Trump

CEOs from seven major oil companies are meeting today with Trump in the White House. The discussion is expected to include support for the industry amidst the coronavirus and the Saudi-Russia oil price war.

Continued Big Oil bailouts must stop

A new analysis from Friends of the Earth shows that reducing royalty and rental payments would render huge benefits to polluters at the expense of taxpayers and the climate.

Social justice and environmental organizations call on US Army Corps of Engineers to hold open commenting for non-essential projects

Seventy-nine organizations submitted a letter today urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend comment periods and postpone public hearings while the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Big Oil’s favorite lawmakers demand royalty relief

A letter published today from 12 Senate Republicans calls on Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to support the fossil fuel industry by using existing legal authority to “reduce or suspend” royalty payments.

Friends of the Earth applauds MLGW’s decision to suspend utility disconnects for non-payment during coronavirus crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across Memphis, the Mid-South, and the country we at Friends of the Earth support and applaud the decision of Memphis Light, Gas & Water to temporarily suspend disconnects for non-payments.

Dirty Energy pitfalls in final $2T stimulus

Last night the Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The $2 trillion stimulus is likely to proceed quickly through the House and become law.