Oil Change International
February 10, 2009
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- This press release from Oil Change International describes how the senators who boycotted the vote on Gina McCarthy to head the EPA have received over $5.2 million in campaign contributions from fossil fuel interests.
- Letter to State Department reguarding presidential permit for Northeast tar sands pipeline
- This coalition letter to the State Department Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) asks that they not grant a request from Portland Pipe Line Corporation to use one of its pipelines to transport tar sands oil.
- Letter opposing Terry bill (H.R. 3) on Keystone XL
- A form letter from a coalition of organizations to Congressional representatives urging them to vote against a measure that would grant approval to the Keystone XL pipeline without any decision from the Executive agencies.
- A report detailing the flaws in the State Department’s assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline and its impacts on climate change.
- A press release from Oil Change International about their new analysis that reveals that supporters of the non-binding Keystone XL pipeline amendment received 3.5 times more in campaign contributions from fossil fuel interests than those voting “no”.
- Existing analyses of the impacts of tar sands fail to account for a byproduct of the process that is a major source of climate change causing carbon emissions: petroleum coke - known as petcoke. Petcoke is the coal hiding in North America's tar sands oil boom.
- 69 environmental, civic, labor and healthcare groups signed this letter calling for President Obama to take three specific climate actions: 1) Raise his voice; 2) Use his executive authority under the Clean Air Act; and 3) Reject dirty fuels.
- This is a fact sheet. For more information, visit http://priceofoil.org/fossil-fuel-subsidies/international/.
- Imagine if our understanding of cancer was so precise as to allow doctors to predict with virtual certainty that smoking that particular pack, which you just picked up at the corner store, would definitely be the last straw and cause you to contract life-threatening cancer? Obviously, you would not smoke that pack. In the world today, global warming is our collective cancer, and despite dire and clear warnings, the oil industry is still smoking away.
- The Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands (FRESH) Act will remove the federal government’s authority to regulate the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Introduced in the Senate in March 2012 by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and in the House by Representative Louis Gohmert (R-TX), the measure will place control of fracking on both state and federal lands in the hands of states.
- Statement from Oil Change International on Obama Administration Decision on Keystone 1.18.12
- Reacting to news reports that President Obama will reject the Keystone XL pipeline this afternoon, Oil Change International Executive Director Steve Kretzmann said: "The President should be congratulated for listening to the many over the money and rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.
- Report: Exposing Energy Security: Keystone XL Exposed
- Briefing targets claims made by major industry that the Keystone pipeline is necessary to ensure America’s energy security and will work to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil, scrutinizing the global oil market and the oil companies that stand to profit from the pipeline.
- The Keystone XL Pipeline: Oil for Export, Not for U.S. Energy Security Report
- In pushing for the Obama Administration’s approval of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the North American oil industry and its political patrons argue that the pipeline is necessary for American energy security and its construction will help wean America of dependence on Mideast oil. But a closer look at the new realities of the global oil market and at the companies who will profit from the pipeline reveals a completely different story: Keystone XL will not lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil, but rather transport Canadian oil to American refineries for export to overseas markets. Oil Change International Report
- Shifting Fossil Fuel Subsidies into International Climate Finance (Overview)
- This overview factsheet by Oil Change International covers estimations of scale of fossil fuel subsidies, developing country support and the politics and policy of subsidy shift.
- Shifting Fossil Fuel Subisidies into International Climate Finance
- Overview factsheet for the WRI Climate Finance Meeting, March 2010. Covers the estimated scale of fossil fuel subsidies, developing country support and the argues that there is a political and policy case for subsidies.