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“Two-Thirds of Interior Dept Meetings Attended by Fossil Fuel Interests as Trump Lavishes Industry With Covid Relief: Report”
Unbelievable: A new report from watchdog group Public Citizen found that representatives of the fossil fuel industry attended 443 out of 679 total meetings between non-governmental organizations and Interior Secretaries David Bernhardt and Ryan Zinke.
It’s no wonder fossil fuel corporations fared so well in the coronavirus relief packages. The New York Times reports that oil, gas, and coal corporations could receive up to $5.8 BILLION from the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program! Even worse, the loans “come with no strings attached regarding the retention of jobs, C.E.O. bonuses or stock buybacks.”
At a time when many fossil fuel corporations are already unprofitable and saddled with enormous debt, bailing out this dying industry is the wrong move. A survey of over 200 finance officials from 20 countries around the world revealed that “the best long-term recovery plans will also be the plans that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Yet at the same time the Trump administration is handing money over to the fossil fuel industry no questions asked, they’re also taking steps to make it even harder for renewable companies to succeed!
We’re working every day to expose the Trump administration’s and the Interior Department’s cronyism and advocate for a clean energy future, but we can’t do it alone. Add your name to our petition demanding that the Trump administration work to boost renewables, NOT the dying oil and gas industry >>