Big Oil will be making huge profits off Americans’ travel expenditures on fuel while producing less oil and opposing health safeguards.
Despite the severe budget cuts facing many middle-class programs, the five biggest oil companies continue to rake in tens of billions of dollars in profits, while still receiving unnecessary and wasteful tax breaks.
Extreme weather events are costing the federal government billions of dollars a year in disaster relief, and these costs will keep rising if we don't do more to prevent climate change.
Issue Brief As extreme weather events due to climate change increase in frequency and/or ferocity, we must get an accurate account of how much disaster relief costs the government and taxpayers and plan for the future by building community resiliency.
As more American families suffer from increasingly severe weather events, making relief and aid the newest political football is unconscionable.
Big Oil’s ongoing huge earnings mean these companies do not need $2.4 billion in special tax breaks every year.
Issue Brief These 10 energy and environmental priorities for the president’s second term are vital to combating climate change.
We need dedicated funding for communities to increase their resilience to future extreme weather events.
Report We must take steps to protect middle- and lower-income households from the economic harms wrought by extreme weather events linked to climate change.
Despite lower production, the big five oil companies reaped $90 billion in profits through the first three quarters of 2012. They used part of that money to lobby Congress, fund favorable candidates, and enrich their executives and stockholders.
The United States must heed the warnings of Hurricane Sandy and other deadly disasters and reduce its carbon pollution.
Issue Brief Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman outline the five major Obama administration policies that helped the auto industry and the nation by creating jobs, reducing oil use, saving families money, and cutting pollution.
Jackie Weidman and Susannah Marshall explain what soot is, how it harms public health, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s new standards to reduce the pollution, which are open to public comment.
Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman examine the profits of these companies and what they do with them to enrich shareholders at the expense of consumers by protecting unneeded tax breaks.