Posted inOp-Ed Responds to U.S. Congress’ Egregious Debt Ceiling Bill “Compromise”

Washington D.C. May 30, 2023— Following weeks of negotiations to avoid reaching the debt “ceiling” of federal spending, US leaders released a debt ceiling bill on Sunday that majorly limits environmental and social programs and fast-tracks the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  Jeff Ordower,’s North America Director, responded: This debt ceiling bill is […]

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Conference of the People delivers the ‘People’s Declaration for Climate Justice’ to the UN Climate Summit and parades out of the COP to join climate justice movements outside

As the climate summit draws to a close, the COP26 Plenary Room ‘Pen Y Fan’ was filled to capacity by the UN constituencies representing civil society groups and climate justice movements from across the globe to stand firm on the just and urgent outcome needed at COP26. They delivered the People’s Declaration for Climate Justice to the […]

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Climate change-fueled Texas freeze escalates need for end of fossil fuel era, direct relief and recovery

February 19, 2021 – As Arctic weather brings extreme winter to the central and southern United States — across Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas — Black, Indigenous, immigrants, poor communities and communities of color are disproportionately bearing the brunt of this climate destruction. “The last few days have been overwhelming, we were trying to […]

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350 US supports demands for Indigenous sovereignty

USA, November 25, 2020 — As the US commemorates Thanksgiving in midst of a second wave of the COVID-19 global pandemic and the transition into a Biden-Harris administration, 350 US honors Native American History Month and Indigenous sovereignty as we rise for the demand for Indigenous #LandBack. This comes as fossil fuel companies continue to ram through toxic […]

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JP Morgan Chase, major Keystone XL funder, announcing halt to funding Arctic Refuge drilling

Feb. 25, 2020 – Today, on its annual investor day, JPMorgan Chase announced a new climate policy. The announcement comes at the heels of similar initiatives by Goldman Sachs and BlackRock, and in response to unrelenting pressure from activists criticizing JPMorgan chase for being the world’s biggest banker of fossil fuels. Less than a week […]

Posted inOp-Ed US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

Washington, DC, Nov. 4, 2019 — Today marks the day the Trump administration can officially begin withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, a move he’s expected to make. The process would take an entire year, leading to the day after the 2020 U.S. Presidential elections. Trump first announced he would withdraw the […]

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World’s biggest public lender to end fossil fuel finance

Kirchberg, Luxembourg, July 26, 2019 –  Today the European Investment Bank published a draft policy that, if accepted by EU finance ministers in September, will end the bank’s financing of fossil fuel production and infrastructure. Following years of civil society pressure from across Europe, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has signalled its willingness to help […]

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Statement on the Assassination of Dilma Ferreira Silva, leader of Brazil’s Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples

April 8, 2019 – In the face of the brutal crime committed on March 22nd against a coordinator of the Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples in Brazil, the undersigned human rights and environmental organizations call on Brazilian authorities and multilateral organizations to ensure that the country’s obligations regarding the protection of human rights and environmental defenders […]

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Court Upholds Ruling, Blocking Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

March 18, 2019 – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld its previous ruling blocking construction on the Keystone XL pipeline. The company behind the pipeline, TransCanada, has claimed that if construction on Keystone XL did not begin before March 15, it would cost them the entire 2019 construction season. This decision […]

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Fossil Fuel-Funded Report Shows Industry Making Its Last Stand

NEW YORK, NY, May 3, 2017 – On Monday, the Independent Petroleum Association of America issued a new report arguing that fossil fuel divestment is costly for students, pensioners, and stakeholders. The report was released days after hundreds of thousands of people mobilized for the Peoples Climate March, and a week before thousands around the […]

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U.S. Army Corps Blocks Final Permit Needed for Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington, D.C. December 4, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would not grant the final permit needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline. co-founder Bill McKibben issued the following reaction: “For months now, Standing Rock has been the moral center of the country. The Obama administration recognized that […]

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Groups Deliver Petition Urging Obama Administration to Cancel Gulf Drilling Lease Sale

Washington, DC August 24, 2016 – This morning, leading national environmental organizations delivered nearly 200,000 petition signatures to the Obama Administration to call for the cancelation of today’s fossil fuel auction in the Gulf in the wake of unprecedented flooding in central and southwestern Louisiana. The devastating flooding is among the most severe weather disasters […]

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Exxon killed the reef: Coastal communities point at fossil fuel industry for killing the world’s coral reefs

Aug. 17, 2016 – Divers from coastal communities around the world wrapped crime-scene tape around dead coral reefs during a series of underwater dives to highlight the catastrophic damage to this valuable ecosystem and the culpability of the fossil fuel industry for its loss. A series of underwater photographs collected from Samoa, the Australian Great […]

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