Fossil fuel interests have given nearly 10 times as much dirty money to senators voting against the Green New Deal resolution than to those who voted “present” on the resolution.
“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.org RL Miller, rlm [at] climatehawksvote.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, the following statements were … 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 response to Mitch McConnell calling for a vote on Sen. Ed Markey’s (D-MA) Green New Deal resolution, Oil Change U.S. conducted a dirty energy money analysis between fossil fuel donations to Congress and those co-sponsoring Sen. Markey’s Green New Deal resolution. Alex Kaufman at the HuffingtonPost reported on the findings in a front-page story, highlighting … Read More
For the first time in eight years, there’s a select committee in the U.S. Congress to tackle the climate crisis. Big Oil has already weakened the committee’s influence, which lacks a specific mandate to develop a Green New Deal and can’t use subpoena power to compel witnesses to testify. But there’s still crucial work on … Read More
“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.
“As Donald Trump pushes ahead with his catastrophic energy dominance agenda, it is imperative that climate champions at all levels who are pushing forward Green New Deal efforts incorporate the critical need to pursue a just and managed decline of fossil fuel production,” said David Turnbull.
A coalition of progressive organizations this week will convene a week of action across the country which is set to include hundreds of events, tens of thousands of phone calls and the delivery of over 100,000 petitions urging members of Congress to transform our economy and energy systems through a Green New Deal.
From February 4th to 8th, activists will deliver hundreds of thousands of petition signatures to members of Congress at in-person events across the country.