May 26, 2021: A Day of Reckoning for Big Oil

May 27, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
May 26th, 2021 was a day that forced oil and gas companies — specifically Exxon, Chevron and Shell, but with implications for every company across the globe — to reckon with their responsibility for the climate crisis and their strategies… More »

A case study for Gov. Polis: Do more to stop oil & gas pollution in Colorado

May 26, 2021 • Andrew Klooster
Oil & gas pollution must stop in Colorado. The Polis administration has made promises, but to keep them the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) must do far, far better to protect health and climate. This is a… More »

Reflections from the Permian: an industry that can’t be bothered to fix pollution

May 22, 2021 • Jack McDonald
Recently I had the opportunity to visit the Permian Basin with Sharon Wilson and Miguel Escoto for the first time. Unfortunately, being out in the field makes it even more clear just how much of a problem oil and gas… More »

Biden EPA announces oil & gas methane public input process

May 14, 2021
Earlier today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a public engagement process to gather input on new safeguards to reduce methane pollution from oil and gas production. At the end of April, the Senate voted to repeal Trump Administration rules… More »

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2020 Annual Report

May 13, 2021

The Congressional Review Act: Exxon’s Saga of Empty Rhetoric Continues

May 10, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
Two weeks ago the senate passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution – by a vote of 52-42 – to undo the Trump Administration’s methane regulation rollbacks. If the resolution is passed in the House of Representatives and is signed… More »

Stop the Matagorda Ship Channel Dredging Project & Stop Oil Exports!

The US Army Corps of Engineers is planning to dredge the Matagorda Ship Channel - straight through a mercury-contaminated Superfund site - to make room for giant crude oil tankers to export Permian oil to global markets
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Bold action in Texas necessary for Biden to hit climate goals

May 5, 2021
Background: On Tuesday, the Texas Legislature passed HB17, a bill preempting local municipalities from acting to ban or incentivize any type of power source from utilities. This means that a municipality could not favor renewable energy sources over fossil fuels for… More »