After pressure from progressives and climate activists, Vice President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he is barring fossil fuel company leaders and executives from his presidential transition team.
This week, the Biden-Harris campaign released its legally-mandated Transition Team Ethics Plan, outlining a ban on lobbyists serving in the transition team and excluding “leaders at fossil fuel companies.” This commitment to exclude leaders at fossil fuel companies follows significant pressure from the climate community to keep out advisors with fossil fuel ties.
Today, 145 groups sent a joint letter urging Joe Biden to ban all fossil fuel executives, lobbyists, and representatives from any advisory or official position on his campaign, transition team, cabinet, and administration.
More than 30,000 people and 10 leading climate groups today called on the Democratic National Committee to strengthen the 2020 party platform’s section on fossil fuel pollution and extraction.
The executive branch can set the stage for a transformative climate justice agenda by taking immediate action at this intersection of climate, racial justice, and economic transformation. The Frontlines Climate Justice Executive Action Platform identifies regulatory rulemakings and other executive actions to advance an equitable climate agenda.
We stand with the people rising up in Minneapolis, across the United States, and around the world in demanding justice and fundamental change in the way our society, our governments, and our institutions operate. Black Lives Matter.
Twenty-one climate and social justice groups sent a letter asking Joe Biden’s presidential campaign to create a plan for undoing the massive fossil fuel industry bailout enabled by the CARES Act.
“Equating a bailout for Big Oil with basic protections for nurses and healthcare workers in a pandemic is completely egregious,” said Rees of Hoyer’s comments.
More than two dozen leading progressive groups today urged Joe Biden’s presidential campaign to remove Larry Summers from any role in the campaign or a future Biden administration.
I don’t want to be accused of burying the lead, so, FYI, I’m writing to let you know that I’ve stepped down as Executive Director of Oil Change U.S.