Secretive Biden Energy Task Force appears illegal - “reminiscent of Trump”
GW letter calls on POTUS to make key group transparent
Urgent US Legislation Needed to Protect World’s Forests
Global Witness calls on US Congress to pass urgently needed legislation to end financing of deforestation, which is a leading cause of climate-critical forest destruction.
Russian invasion of Ukraine will net the US oil and gas industry a windfall of $37 to $126 billion in 2022
As American families continue to be hammered by skyrocketing gasoline prices, US oil and gas companies are poised to reap tens of billions in windfall profits thanks to high wartime prices
Projection on US Department of Energy headquarters calls on Biden to reverse course on fossil gas boom
Global Witness projects onto the US Department of Energy (DOE) calling out the stark contrast between the current trajectory of the US to flood the world with climate-wrecking fossil gas and Biden’s climate promises.
US set to become world’s biggest exporter of climate-wrecking liquefied fossil gas under Biden
Such a trajectory would blow the world past the agreed Paris Climate Agreement targets of limiting warming to under 1.5 degrees Celsius – an agreement to which Biden signed the US back onto as one of his first acts as president.
US Congress must pass new bill to help end deforestation around the world
The US should seize the opportunity to be a leader in promoting good governance, protecting indigenous people, and end its complicity in the destruction of the world’s climate-critical forests.
World leaders must commit to holding climate-wrecking industries and their financial backers to account
The world can’t solve the climate crisis if leaders are unwilling to name the main culprits, let alone have the courage to take on these powerful industry interests.
Accountability groups file first of its kind FTC complaint against Chevron for misleading consumers on climate action
The complaint claims that Chevron is consistently misrepresenting its image to appear climate-friendly and racial justice-oriented, while its business operations overwhelmingly rely on climate-polluting fossil fuels, which disproportionately harm communities of color.
Global Witness response to easing of sanctions against mining magnate Dan Gertler during final days of Trump administration
In December 2020, during the final days of the Trump presidency, the US Treasury substantially eased sanctions on controversial mining billionaire Dan Gertler
Congress passes historic anti-corruption provision, culminating decade-long fight to end anonymous companies in the US
This beneficial ownership provision, known as the Corporate Transparency Act, is the major step in closing the loopholes allowing financial crime to thrive in the US.
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