Resources

Big Oil’s Wartime Bonus

President Biden and lawmakers should focus on protecting consumers, supporting our allies with clean renewables, and preventing the runaway profiteering of Big Oil and Wall Street.

Big Oil’s Shell Game: A Highly Subsidized House of Cards

While the Biden administration’s current failure to meaningfully act on leasing could have devastating climate impacts, it is not too late to change course. Interior still can conduct a full analysis of the leasing program.

12 Guilty Fogeys: Big Oil’s $86 billion offshore tax bonanza

A handful of Big Oil companies drilling overseas have benefited massively from carve-outs they won in the GOP’s 2017 tax bill

Renewable Electricity Standard sign-on letter

On behalf of our millions of members and activists nationwide, we, the undersigned 666 organizations—including climate, environmental and energy justice, democracy, faith, Indigenous, and racial justice groups—urge you to pass a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) in the infrastructure package and reject gas and other false climate solutions to address the climate emergency.

Fair Shares NDC sign-on letter

This is the yardstick by which we will measure the U.S. NDC, gauging its ability to move us toward a healthy and just future where global temperature rise is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

USA Fair Shares Nationally Determined Contribution

The Fair Shares NDC presented here outlines measures that the Biden Administration should take to advance an equitable, just and ambitious climate agenda at home and abroad

Closing the Dirty Energy Gap

The amount fossil fuel-reliant communities require to decouple from the federal leasing program pales in comparison to the bailouts the failing fossil fuel industry receives. As we build back better, we should build back with new protections for communities tied to fossil fuel extraction that foster a safer, healthier, and more economically secure future.

Letter on CLEAN Future Act

The CLEAN Future Act (H.R. 1512) is a prime example of the type of half-measure we must avoid. The CES in the newly proposed bill is defined broadly enough to allow “natural” gas (fossil gas), biomass, and nuclear power to qualify.

Big Oil’s $100 Billion Bender

Report from Bailout Watch, Friends of the Earth and Public Citizen: How the US government provided a safety net for the flagging fossil fuel industry

Cashing in on COVID: Tax Breaks, Royalties and Stimulus Loans

As the US continues to lead the world in COVID-19 infections and deaths, Big Oil is looking to cash in on the policy response to the crisis. While frontline workers make due without hazard pay or protective gear, the domestic oil and gas industry is using its considerable lobbying muscle to secure a massive windfall at the expense of workers, taxpayers and the climate. Big Oil is not letting the coronavirus go to waste.