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, Public Lands
Senior Fellow, Energy and Environment
Director, Public Lands
Director, Energy and Environment Campaigns
The oil industry already has at least 10 years’ worth of unused leases at its disposal, even with the leasing pause.