“At the first primary debates, 18 of 20 candidates will have committed to reject dirty money from fossil fuel executives, lobbyists, and corporate PACs,” said David Turnbull of Oil Change U.S.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s new climate plan is a critical development because it takes the climate conversation to a new level – how to actively dismantle the fossil fuel industry and its political power in order to win the change we need.
“The U.S. is poised for a massive oil and gas expansion that would make achieving our climate goals basically impossible if left unchecked. Governor Inslee’s plan is the first we’ve seen that truly acknowledges this emergency and proposes critical steps to turn it back,” said David Turnbull.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is still refusing to host a climate debate – and we’re still fighting. This morning in Washington, DC, we joined coalition partners to deliver over 217,000 signatures directly to the DNC at their national headquarters. Powerful speakers from US Youth Climate Strike, Hip Hop Caucus, and more spoke out on why … Read More
Activists gathered at the DNC headquarters in Washington, DC, to demand the party reverse its stance and provide a forum for presidential hopefuls to debate one of the greatest threats facing humanity today, the climate crisis.
Arguments against a #ClimateDebate got us wondering…off the top of our heads, just how many questions could we come up with that we’d like to see candidates asked about the climate crisis? So we made a list.
“With his international climate policy plan, Governor Inslee makes it clear that simply saying ‘I will rejoin the Paris Agreement’ is nowhere near enough to show true climate leadership on the global stage.”
Vice President Biden’s signing the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge solidifies a near-consensus position amongst Democratic presidential contenders in finally rejecting the fossil fuel industry’s influence on our politics.
With Julián Castro’s announcement today that he will reject contributions from fossil fuel industry executives, corporate PACs, and lobbyists, he joins thirteen of his counterparts in signing the pledge. The writing is now on the wall for the fossil fuel industry.
More than 200 groups sent a letter to U.S. senators today, urging them to oppose a bill that would provide billions of dollars of support for natural gas infrastructure projects in Europe.