Beto O’Rourke’s signing of the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge is the latest indication that the terms of the political debate on climate change have fundamentally shifted.
Presidential contender Beto O’Rourke released his plan to combat climate change, committing to ban new fossil fuel leases on public lands, end billions in fossil fuel subsidies, and account for the full climate and community costs in federal permitting decisions.
Ending fossil fuel extraction on public lands is both necessary and obvious. Our public lands should be used for public good, not for oil industry profits at the expense of our climate and communities.
Today, President Trump announced actions aimed at speeding approvals of oil and gas infrastructure proposals, doubling down on climate disaster.
With Mayor Pete signing the pledge today, a majority of substantial Democratic Presidential candidates have now pledged to reject money from fossil fuel industry interests.
“It’s heartening to see Senator Gillibrand recognize that addressing our climate crisis means standing up to the industry at the heart of the problem. The bar for climate leadership is being set,” said Turnbull.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2019 Contact: David Turnbull, david [at] priceofoil [dot] org RL Miller, rlm [at] climatehawksvote [dot] com Response to Sen. Feinstein returning fossil fuel money In response to reports that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) plans to return two contributions from oil industry PACs that violated her No Fossil Fuel Money pledge, … Read More
This letter was sent to Senator Feinstein’s office on February 22nd, hours after video emerged of a tense encounter between the Senator and young supporters of the Green New Deal resolution in her office. February 22, 2019 Dear Senator Feinstein, On behalf of the dozen organizations active in the No Fossil Fuel Money coalition, representing … Read More
In times of uncertainty and fear, there’s something comforting about the things you can plan for, and the ways that we can come together to make a real difference. And here’s a big one: One of the most important elections of our lives is tomorrow.