US gas export industry sees wartime windfall as lobbyists wish list becomes Biden policy
Powerful gas industry, with President’s support, exploits Russian war on Ukraine to boost profits
President Biden must declare a climate emergency and use his full powers to combat the climate crisis
President Biden has yet to declare the patently obvious, that the world is experiencing a climate emergency. Global Witness is among over 1,000 organizations who have urged the US President to issue an emergency declaration that would unleash the full power of the presidential authority to address the greatest existential crisis the world is facing.
Seismic change needed at Glencore following a decade of corruption
In response to Glencore’s decade of corruption, civil society groups call for urgent action from the company and its partners
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.
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