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.
New polling in key battleground states suggests voters are uneasy about targeted online political ads
Half of US voters who are regular social media users in three key swing states think the use of targeted political ads is detrimental to US democracy
US real estate key vehicle for money laundering, and as the ‘FinCEN files’ reveal, anonymous companies are at the heart of it
Without swift reform, America will continue to hurdle towards a housing crisis, made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdowns and layoffs.
Companies must be held accountable for COVID-related deaths
Global Witness condemns US Congress' proposal to absolve companies from liability for COVID related illness and deaths.
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