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New data underscores urgent need for federal moratorium on utility shut-offs

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2020 – Today, Senator Tom Carper, Democratic ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released a report that revealed only 10 U.S. States and Washington, D.C., have statewide moratoriums on water, power and gas utility shut-offs that protect all or the vast majority of residential ratepayers in effect right now. […]

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Tillerson’s Exxon Violated Russian Sanctions, Should Step Down, Says Corporate Accountability International

BOSTON, July 21, 2017 – The United States Treasury just announced that it is fining Exxon Mobil $2 million for violating U.S. sanctions against Russia. Because the violation happened under now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s watch as CEO of the corporation, today’s announcement raises further, serious questions about Tillerson’s fitness to lead the State […]

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117 groups call for Obama administration to fulfill pledge to UN fund for climate action before inauguration

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2016—Just one month from inauguration and with confirmation hearings looming for President-elect Trump’s climate-denier cabinet, an international coalition of human rights and environmental groups is appealing to President Obama to take one final action to advance justice and action on climate change in spite of Trump. Today, 117 organization including 350.org and […]