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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. Read More

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. Read More

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 Read More

The Dangers of TVA’s Policy for Memphis

After years of over-paying for power, Memphis is finally on the verge of giving notice to end its contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority, in favor of switching to a lower-cost, environmentally cleaner and greener alternative. Read More

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. Read More

It’s Time to Abandon the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Shareholders should encourage Duke Energy and Dominion Energy executives to re-evaluate the prudence of pouring billions of dollars more into the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Current events demonstrate that it is time to change course. Read More

The Big Oil Money Pit

How $750 billion in new stimulus spending could prop up failing polluters Read More

No More Big Oil Bailouts

Corporate polluters are asking for “royalty relief,” essentially a bailout that would lower or eliminate payments to taxpayers. Read More

No Bailout for Fracking

The financial instability of the fracking industry existed long before the coronavirus. At a time of unprecedented emergency, polluters are now poised to benefit from bailout funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Read More

GOP CARE Act Sign-On Letter

On behalf of our millions of members and activists nationwide, we write to you with deep concerns about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act released by Leader McConnell. This legislation is a monumental failure of conscience and leadership during a moment of national crisis. As organizations and communities committed to social, economic, and environmental justice, we urge you to improve it immediately. Read More