News Release | Environment America

Congress hands victory to Big Oil, but protects critical environmental & clean energy programs

Congressional leaders and the White House today agreed on a budget-busting omnibus spending bill that includes a major giveaway to big oil. Despite opposition from Environment America and many others in the conservation and public health communities, oil industry allies prevailed in their effort to lift the 40 year ban on oil exports which will inevitably lead to more drilling, more spilling and more global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment America

U.S. House passes controversial energy measure that would speed global warming

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House has approved a controversial energy bill (H.R. 8) that would ease the approval process for oil and gas pipelines; increase the nation’s energy consumption; and, following the adoption last night of an amendment offered by Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), lift the nation’s decades-old ban on oil exports.

News Release | Environment America

"Keep it in the Ground" Act will help avert climate crisis and protect natural areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and leading environmental advocates, introduced the Keep It in the Ground Act, major new legislation to help accelerate the transition to clean energy by ending all federal leases for oil, gas, or coal extraction on public lands and waters.

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Vote to lift oil export ban a blessing on oil companies and curse on climate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House voted today to lift the decades-old ban on crude oil exports, a top priority of the oil and gas companies that would worsen global warming and heighten the risk of harmful spills.

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Hillary Clinton opposes Keystone pipeline, increasing pressure on President Obama to reject it

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton today stated her opposition to building the Keystone XL pipeline, arguing it would be a "distraction" from combating climate change. According to the State Department, the pipeline's construction would add 26 million metric tons of carbon pollution to our atmosphere each year, the equivalent of putting another 5.7 million cars on the road.