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  • Supreme Court Denies Oil Industry Challenge to California Offshore Fracking Moratorium June 5, 2023
    The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear a challenge to a court-ordered prohibition on offshore fracking in federal waters off the California coast.Today’s decision leaves in place last year’s ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the federal government violated the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act and Coastal Zone […]
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  • Global Plastics Treaty Negotiations End in Paris With “Zero Draft” Still to Come June 2, 2023
    The second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution, or INC-2, ended today with a “zero draft” of a treaty expected before INC-3 and no sign from the U.S. of firm commitments to curb plastic production.During the week-long negotiations, country delegates debated the rules of the negotiation process, identified options they would like […]
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  • Global Plastics Treaty must reduce plastic production — or it will fail June 2, 2023
    In regards to the outcome of the second Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee meeting of the Global Plastics Treaty (INC2) in Paris, France which took place on 29 May to 2 June, 2023, Greenpeace USA’s Global Plastics Campaign Lead, Graham Forbes, said: “Time is running out and it is clear from this week’s negotiations that oil producing […]
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  • Responds to U.S. Congress’ Egregious Debt Ceiling Bill “Compromise” June 2, 2023
    Following negotiations to avoid reaching the debt “ceiling” of federal spending, US leaders proposed a debt ceiling bill that majorly limits environmental protections and social programs while fast-tracking the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). On Thursday night, Congress passed the bill, despite fierce opposition from environmental and frontline unequivocally condemns the passing […]
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  • Debt Ceiling Legislation Avoids Economic Catastrophe, But Will Cause Other Harms June 2, 2023
    President Biden is poised to sign legislation that will suspend the U.S. debt limit, averting a default that would have sent the economy into a tailspin. Extremist lawmakers extracted harmful concessions in exchange for the votes necessary to pass the bill.Below is a statement by David Watkins, director of government affairs for the Climate and […]
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  • Biden/McCarthy Debt Ceiling Agreement Betrays Virginia and Frontline Communities, Putting People and Climate at Risk June 2, 2023
    Thursday, the U.S. Senate voted to approve the debt ceiling agreement and against an amendment to remove provisions that fast-track approval for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The MVP is a proposed 303-mile fracked-gas pipeline that would run through West Virginia and southwest Virginia and result in as much carbon pollution annually as 26 coal-fired […]
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  • Fake Debt Crisis Fueled Same Old Greed-Driven Agenda June 2, 2023
    People’s Action today released the following statement from Executive Director Sulma Arias in response to the debt ceiling deal passed by Congress to end Republican hostage-taking during negotiations: "We are fighting for stronger, healthier communities in which everyone has what they need to thrive, regardless of race, ZIP code, or background. We will not forget […]
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  • Congress Caves to GOP Blackmail over Debt Ceiling, Throwings Frontline Communities Under the Bus June 2, 2023
    In response to the Senate passing the Fiscal Responsibility Act, Alice Madden, Policy and Political Director at Greenpeace USA, said: “Caving to GOP threats to force a catastrophic default, Congress has thrown communities who are most harmed by the oil and gas industry under the bus. Despite over 225 environmental & climate justice organizations calling […]
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  • Oil Change International: Congress betrays people and planet, but Mountain Valley Pipeline will not be built June 2, 2023
    In response to the Senate vote to approve the debt ceiling bill, Collin Rees, United States Program Manager at Oil Change International, said: “By voting for a dirty deal that fast-tracks the Mountain Valley fracked gas pipeline and guts bedrock environmental laws, Congress betrayed people and the planet. These provisions, which are totally unrelated to […]
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  • Biden’s Debt Deal is Capitulation on Climate Action and Environmental Protections June 2, 2023
    Following passage in the House, this evening the Senate voted to approve the debt ceiling deal negotiated by the White House and Republican leader Kevin McCarthy. The Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 devotes substantial attention to expediting the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and makes modifications to existing environmental reviews that have been a priority for fossil […]
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