Vice President Biden’s signing the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge solidifies a near-consensus position amongst Democratic presidential contenders in finally rejecting the fossil fuel industry’s influence on our politics.
With Julián Castro’s announcement today that he will reject contributions from fossil fuel industry executives, corporate PACs, and lobbyists, he joins thirteen of his counterparts in signing the pledge. The writing is now on the wall for the fossil fuel industry.
More than 200 groups sent a letter to U.S. senators today, urging them to oppose a bill that would provide billions of dollars of support for natural gas infrastructure projects in Europe.
This week has seen some important public statements from candidates about their plans to constrain Big Oil, Gas, and Coal’s expansion and implemented a controlled wind-down of fossil fuel production that addresses environmental injustices and strengthens labor protections. Here’s a quick run-down of these stances on real climate leadership.
His plan to combat climate change includes passing a Green New Deal, committing to ban fracking, new fossil fuel infrastructure, and fossil fuel leases on public lands, and ending the export of coal, natural gas, and crude oil.
“Today’s resolutions mark the start of a new conversation on climate action in the United States that can finally begin, and we look forward to engaging fully to ensure a managed decline of fossil fuel production is a key part of that discussion,” said Turnbull.
The number of Congressmembers who have taken the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge has more than doubled to 35 members, and nearly a third of newly elected Democrats who flipped U.S. House seats have taken the pledge.
In honor of Halloween, want to hear something spooooooky? Right now – as you read this – Big Oil and Gas are pouring millions of dollars into fighting back against real climate action at the ballot box. They’re turning our democracy into a haunted house meant to intimidate and scare real climate champions, and to … Read More
Earlier, we posted the details on four climate leaders we’ve endorsed, and now we have four more to spotlight. The stakes of this election are enormous. For too long, politicians have been given a pat on the back for simply saying that they believe in climate change or support clean energy. With the latest report … Read More
November 6th is just around the corner! This election, we have the opportunity to set the record straight on what “climate leadership” means by electing outspoken leaders who are unafraid to take on Big Oil and Gas. For too long, politicians have been given a pat on the back for simply saying that they believe … Read More