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The burning of fossil fuels pollutes our public lands and coasts, threatens nearby communities, and is responsible for the climate crisis. At the same time, oil and gas lobbyists have spent decades enriching themselves by keeping the United States dependent on fossil fuels. In order to become energy independent, the country must swiftly and urgently transition to clean energy—not invest yet more resources and time into the same volatile and polluting fuel sources that are contributing to the current energy crisis. Solutions must include a just transition that builds wealth and empowers rural, energy-producing communities and workers.
Senior Director, Domestic Climate and Energy Policy
Senior Director, Conservation
Senior Fellow, Energy and Environment
Campaign Manager, Energy and Environment Campaigns
Director, Public Lands
Senior Director, Strategy and Operations
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Oil and gas companies have been cheating the leasing and drilling system for years, but the Biden administration has the tools to hold them accountable.
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Mariel Lutz, Jenny Rowland-Shea
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In an op-ed for InsideSources, Angelo Villagomez and Chris Parsons debunk speculation that offshore wind development poses a threat to whales.
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Angelo Villagomez, Chris Parsons
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Drew McConville, Jenny Rowland-Shea
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Mar 9, 2023
Sarah Millender, Auburn Bell, Jill Rosenthal
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Sep 23, 2022
Fossil energy communities need a legacy fund to build capacity and resilience.
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Mark Haggerty, Nicole Gentile
President Biden must reject ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil drilling project to sustain progress toward achieving the administration’s ambitious climate goals.
Aug 9, 2022
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Jenny Rowland-Shea, Zainab Mirza
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Sally Hardin, Jenny Rowland-Shea
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Zainab Mirza, Say Sanchez, Miriam Goldstein
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Mar 10, 2022
Jenny Rowland-Shea, Sally Hardin, Miriam Goldstein, 1 More
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