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Friends of the Earth <foe@foe.org>
July 7, 2021 10:36 AM

Your Signature is Needed: Government handing your hard-earned tax dollars to 😈 Big 🦖 Oil

Sign Now to stop Big Oil from using your tax dollars to pollute the planet.

Government funding for fossil fuels adds up to well over $5,000,000,000,000 annually -- yes, that is $5 TRILLION -- worldwide. And that money is used to back Big Oil projects that worsen pollution. Take action now.    
 
The oil, gas, and coal industries poison communities, harm wildlife, and drive climate chaos using your tax dollars.

That is why I need you to help cut off the money driving fossil fuel pollution.

Sign Now to cut off the funding for Big Oil, Gas, and Coal!

The U.S. government has been financing fossil fuels for over a hundred years. It props up pollution, climate-harming emissions, and the destruction of habitats for threatened species.

The U.S. provides funds to countries to roll out the red carpet to the fossil fuel industry -- encouraging them to change their policies to benefit Big Oil.

From coal in Mongolia to liquified natural gas development in Mozambique -- these projects drive people out of their homes and spur violence and human rights abuses. And that’s on top of the environmental destruction.

Demand Big Oil’s funding gets stopped immediately.

Sign Now 🦖 Oil, 🦕 gas, and 🐍 coal companies disproportionately pollute low income countries and Black and Brown communities. People living near polluting projects experience headaches, nausea, and higher instances of cancer.
 

Our leaders cannot claim to be serious about environmental justice and climate change if they continue to hand money to Big Polluters.

Our grandchildren deserve to grow up in a livable climate, with clean air and water. But if nothing is done to rein in Big Oil, they could be burdened with more toxic pollution and climate chaos. I need your help to cut off the money for fossil fuels worldwide.

Demand the United States stop its support for fossil fuel projects.

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Luisa Galvao ,
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 The 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon 👹 Hellspawn Fossil Fuelers DID THE Clean Energy  Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME. Since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks 🦀, they are trying to AVOID DOING THE TIME or PAYING THE FINE!  Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on!   
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October 23, 2021 By Mike Schuler

Maersk Voyager

Maersk Drillship Going for New Water Depth World Record Off Angola

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The Ondjaba-1 well   🚩 will be drilled at a new world record water depth of 3,628 meters, or about 2 1/4 miles below the water’s surface. The current world record is 3,400 meters, set by Maersk 🦖 Voyager’s sister drillship, 🦖 Maersk Venturer, when it drilled the Raya-1 well for 🦖 TotalEnergies offshore Uruguay in 2016. ...   ...

“We’re thrilled to be able to confirm that we indeed will be drilling for a new world record. Ondjaba-1 was part of Maersk Voyager’s original contract in Angola, but the rig’s drilling programme has undergone several changes due to the unprecedented circumstances the world has faced since early 2020. With this contract option called, we’re now looking forward to proving that Maersk Drilling and the highly capable Voyager crew can once again break existing boundaries in close collaboration with 🦍 TotalEnergies,” says COO Morten Kelstrup  of Maersk Drilling.

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https://gcaptain.com/maersk-drillship-going-for-new-water-depth-world-record-off-angola/


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Old Hydrocarbon Hellspawn Habits Die Hard.
« Reply #392 on: November 10, 2021, 08:13:10 pm »
 

Nov 10, 2021


🦖 Fossil Fuels 💰😈🎩 Well-Represented At COP26 , Unlike Civil Society

The largest delegation at COP26 represents the fossil fuel industry that profits from the climate crisis, according to an analysis from Global Witness. More than 500 😈🐍 lobbyists from over 100 🦕 fossil fuel companies are in Glasgow.

There are more fossil fuel lobbyists at COP26 than there are delegates from Puerto Rico, Myanmar, Haiti, the Philippines, Mozambique, the Bahamas, Bangladesh and Pakistan — combined   >:( — and more than double the official Indigenous constituency. Meanwhile civil society groups have been largely excluded from the talks.

Activists also sharply criticized a leaked decision text draft for failing to mention fossil fuels or the need to stop burning them. (Fossil fuel delegation: Washington Post $, BBC, CNN, Democracy Now, Earther; Civil society exclusion: The Guardian; Draft text: The Hill)
 

🐍 Obama  Addresses COP26

Former President Obama received a welcome so warm it verged on metaphor inside COP26 on Monday, though the youth activists outside, to whom he directed much of his speech, gave him a far chillier reception.

Obama said it was "particularly discouraging" that China's Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin did not attend the conference. He also criticized U.S. Republicans for their "express active hostility toward climate science and [decision to] make climate change a partisan issue.” The former leader of the world's wealthiest nation and largest historical contributor to the climate crisis exhorted young activists to "stay angry" but not to be "too pure" for politics because "we will not have more ambitious climate plans coming out of governments unless governments feel some pressure from voters."

Obama acknowledged "Those of us who live in big wealthy nations, those of us who helped to precipitate the problem, we have an added burden to make sure that we are working with and helping and assisting those who are less responsible and less able and more vulnerable to this oncoming crisis.” The United States and other wealthy nations have long resisted any agreement that could open them to liability for the losses and damages suffered by more vulnerable countries."

I was 13 when you [Obama] promised $100 billion" in climate aid, Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate said on Twitter — a promise rich countries have repeatedly failed to honor. “The US has broken that promise, it will cost lives in Africa,” she added. “You want to meet #COP26 youth. We want action.”

In addition to his plenary address, Obama met with leaders of several island nations, a closed-door meeting with the High Ambition Coalition, and a roundtable of youth organized by his foundation. (New York Times $, Reuters, The Guardian, Forbes, Reuters, BBC, AP, Washington Post $, WBUR, Axios, Politico, AP, The Guardian, Washington Post $, Bloomberg $, The Hill, Business Insider, CNN, E&E News, NBC)
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December 7, 2021



Oil And Gas Industry Raking In Record Profits

While the oil and gas industry was spending millions of dollars lobbying against clean energy investments in the Build Back Better Act, and American motorists faced the highest gasoline prices in seven years, 24 major oil and gas companies raked in $174 billion in profits, the Guardian reports. Exxon pulled down $6.75 billion profit in Q3 alone while BP netted $3.3 billion. “Americans looking for someone to blame for the pain they experience at the pump need look no further than the wealthy oil and gas company executives who choose to line their own pockets rather than lower gas prices with the billions of dollars in profit big oil rakes in month after month,” Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US, told the Guardian. The oil and gas industry has worked for decades to deceive the public on climate science and is responsible for killing 8.7 million people every year. (The Guardian)

 

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The 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon 👹 Hellspawn Fossil Fuelers DID THE Clean Energy Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, Government corrupting, human health depleting CRIME. Since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks, they are trying to AVOID DOING THE TIME or PAYING THE FINE!  Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on! 
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Agelbert NOTE: To be filed under I told you so. 👉 April 10, 2020 Readers, save this list of the craven corrupt similarities of Trump with Biden to repeat them over and over to people that do not know the score with Biden: 👀.



January 20 2022,

Sunrise 🌞 Movement Calls Out  Biden for Siding With 🦖😈 Fossil Fuels

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In a statement marking the one-year anniversary of the president’s inauguration, Sunrise executive director Varshini Prakash said that “Biden is failing us — he’s failing young people and the millions of people that took a chance on him in 2020 because he refuses to meet the moment we’re in right now — from the climate crisis to the student debt crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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https://truthout.org/articles/sunrise-movement-calls-out-biden-for-siding-with-fossil-fuels/

April 10, 2020, 07:05:42 pm 🕯️ That ideological alignment between Biden and Trump is a ☠️ death sentence for we-the-people in the USA, and possibly the entire human species. For that reason alone, no rational person can support either one or the Profit Over People and Planet Duopoly they serve.

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  Agelbert NOTE: Whoever (hint:🦕) keeps locking this topic does not understand what a futile gesture that is. In fact, it works sort of backwards. Whenever I spot a locked topic, not only do I unlock it right away, but I am motivated to post in that topic.


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January 24, 2022

🦖Biden Issues More Public Lands Drilling Permits Than Trump In First Year

The 🐀 Biden administration approved 3,557 permits for oil and gas drilling on public lands during its first year, almost 900 more than the previous administration approved during its first year in office, an analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity found.

Many of the permits were for oil and gas drilling in the Permian Basin region of New Mexico. Oil and gas operations in the Permian Basin are a major source of methane pollution.

A new report from EDF and Carbon Mapper based on aerial surveys found just 30 oil and gas sites in Texas and New Mexico released methane pollution equivalent to the climate pollution of half a million cars over the last three years.

The Biden administration was also criticized last week by Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) for continued offshore oil and gas leaking and lacking "the political courage necessary to confront the realities of climate change." (More leasing than Trump: Politico Pro $; Permian methane: Reuters; Offshore permits: E&E $)

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February 3, 2022



Joe Manchin is in Politics to Protect Joe Manchin’s Coal Business, Poisoning West Virginians While Raising Their Power Bills

In an ideal world, Joe Manchin’s decades-long dedication to preventing meaningful climate action would be driven by nothing more than service to the people of his state, West Virginia, and its reliance on coal. 

Safe to say though, this is not an ideal world. And as Scott Waldman meticulously details in a new investigation into🐀 Manchin’s political history, Manchin has time and again made political decisions that strictly benefit his own coal ash business, at the literal expense of West Virginians, who are left paying an additional hundred million dollars for power from a plant that pollutes their air and water. 

The examples are as numerous as they are damning, making it impossible to imagine Manchin will now suddenly start negotiating on Build Back Better with any sort of intention of passing meaningful climate policy. An impossibility even more clear after he declared the bill "dead" on Tuesday.

For example, one of Manchin’s last moves as governor of West Virginia was to push for the state’s clean energy bill to include waste coal (one of the most carbon-intensive fuels in the U.S.) as “alternative energy,” putting it on par with wind and solar. As a result, Manchin’s company could sell that waste, and Manchin would then pocket millions of dollars from his company selling waste coal to power plants. 

There’s just one power plant left burning the waste coal Manchin’s Enersystems Inc collects and sells, and Manchin made multiple moves to keep that Grant Town plant running, despite the fact that doing so required the utility company to jack up the prices for ratepayers- the people Manchin pretends to be protecting when opposing climate policy.

Back in 1995, Waldman reports, was “the first recorded incident of Manchin using his political position to treat the plant favorably,” when he “backed a measure that would give tax breaks to power plants in West Virginia that burned waste coal.” 

In 2006, as governor, Manchin’s appointee approved a rate hike to keep the Grant Town plant open by charging the state’s customers higher rates. “Those changes still reverberate today,” Waldman reports, as the state’s “loyalty for coal” is a factor in the state having “some of the highest electricity rate increases in the nation.”

Rates in the state have risen five times the national average, while others around it have instead fallen–in no small part because no politicians who make money off of burning dirty coal waste have propped up un-economical coal plants.

Later, when the Obama administration moved to regulate toxic coal ash, it likely would have closed the Grant Town plant Manchin also profits from by carting away the even dirtier discarded coal ash than what it trucked in. Naturally, Manchin helped spike the rule, and instead successfully pushed a bill that let states set their own standards, letting West Virginia set looser standards that allowed Manchin’s business to keep making him money, and “importantly, it also blocked an EPA rule finalized in 2015 that permitted states to sue other states with weak coal ash disposal standards.” This meant that now even other states couldn’t sue West Virginia to force it to clean up its coal standards, despite its pollution running into other states. 

Last year, Waldman notes, “Manchin crafted a bipartisan infrastructure bill that includes a provision to increase federal funding for clearing abandoned mine sites of waste coal and other contaminants — the type of work that’s performed by Enersystems. President Biden signed the legislation into law.” 

Manchin negotiated the bipartisan infrastructure bill on the premise that it was half of the Democratic package, with Build Back Better being the other half. As everyone should have expected, Manchin passed the bipartisan package that helped his business, and then found one flimsy excuse after another to avoid passing the BBB bill that would have actually done something to fight climate change (like reduce coal use). 

And now, yet again, Grant Town is, per Waldman, “warning again that it's facing dire financial circumstances,” and oddly, the utility it contracts with seems keen to keep it afloat despite the costs. “Grant Town’s financial struggles,” Waldman reports, “have cost FirstEnergy ratepayers an additional $117 million over the last five years,” and yet the company remains committed to keeping it online. 

Why? Well it turns out that the 🦖 utility company is “a top campaign 💵 contributor to a Manchin-affiliated political action committee,” and is lobbying Manchin on 😈 “seperate energy legislation.” Specifically, a bill “that steers money toward abandoned mine land cleanup, the type of work that Manchin’s family company is engaged in” and another that “would boost carbon capture for aging coal plants and allow them to operate longer.” 

Local Democratic lawmaker Nancy Peoples Guthrie 👍 told Waldman that “all you need to know about Joe Manchin” is that "everything that he does, everything that he did when he was governor, everything that he has done while he is a senator, is going to advance his best interest and the interest of the people who put money in his pocket, period.”

 
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COUNTERPUNCH

FEBRUARY 25, 2022 BY JONATHAN FELDMAN

Mutually Assured Paranoia in the Ukraine Crisis: The Failures of Elite Planning

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Media Confusion will Cloud Common Sense

Listening to the 🐍 radio and 🐍 TV this morning, it’s clear that Western champions of NATO or its silent investors have learned nothing from their failed militarist managerial expansion. What was needed is a systematic mobilization based on converting from an 🦖 oil and 🦍 conflict regime system (tied to the military managerialism of leading political blocs) to a clean energy and authentic diplomacy regime based on accelerated investments in clean energy and constraints on militarist expansionism.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has stopped one form of NATO expansion, but years of military exercises and arms build ups on all sides have helped neutralize the diplomatic frontier. Yes, Russia should be condemned in the strongest of terms, but that means little when those doing the condemning have themselves contributed to a failed frontier for authentic diplomacy, i.e. a diplomacy based on creating neutral zones between Russia and the EU, where possible.

Full article:
https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/02/25/mutually-assured-paranoia-in-the-ukraine-crisis-the-failures-of-elite-planning/

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... It’s dishonest and utterly shameful.”
« Reply #400 on: March 01, 2022, 04:53:29 pm »

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US Sought To 😈 Strike Loss And Damage, Adaptation Finance From IPCC SPM

🦕🦖🐍 Developed nations, including the U.S., pushed to remove key phrases and figures relating to adaptation finance, nature-based solutions and solar geoengineering from the Summary For Policymakers of yesterday's blockbuster IPCC report, Climate Home reports. The U.S. led a bloc including Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and Norway in pushing to replace the phrase "losses and damages" with "adverse impacts."
 

In the context of international climate negotiations, "loss and damage" refers to a provision of the Paris Agreement in which signatories agreed to aid those hurt by climate impacts. Wealthy countries have fought hard against specific financing for those losses and refuse to accept any liability for their causation of climate change.

The U.S., unsuccessfully in the face of opposition from developing nations led by India, also sought to replace "finance for adaptation" with " investment," ;)😈  and pushed for more focus on 💰🎩 private funding.

“The Biden administration is not only shutting their eyes to the reality of the climate crisis – they’re trying to blindfold the rest of the world too,” said Teresa Anderson, climate policy coordinator at ActionAid International. “They appear to wear a badge of  climate leadership, while doing all they can to block those most in need from getting help. It’s dishonest and utterly shameful.” (Climate Home)
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Bill McKibben finally faces reality.
« Reply #401 on: March 02, 2022, 01:43:18 pm »
Agelbert Observation: Bill McKibben finally faces our hydrocarbon hellspawn corrupted bi-partisan reality . Better late than never, I guess.


"I’ve begun to lose faith in the energy officials of the 🦖 Biden administration. So far they’ve been great friends to our oil and gas industry, granting more drilling leases than the Trump administration. >:(

And in the Ukraine crisis they’ve mainly toed the line of the fossil fuel industry, which is that 😈 we should ship natural 🦕 gas to Europe as a replacement for Russian gas. Cheniere 🦕 Energy, the big 🦕 gas exporter, which has deep ties to Democratic party elites, is emerging as one of the winners in the crisis." -- Bill McKibben February 27, 2022

Agelbert added NOTE: The fossil fuelers don't want you to read what Bill McKibben said in the link above, so they have tried to get Norton to flag it as a "Phishing" site. I have submitted a dispute to this malicious, defamatory attempt by the hydrocarbon industry toadies. Norton says it is "under review" at this time. I'll check back again tomorrow. Bill McKibben's article, titled, Heat Pumps for Peace and Freedom - Joe Biden Could Damage Putin Badly--and He Doesn't Have to Ask Joe Manchin, is well worth the read. Ignore any malicious attempts to label his site as "dangerous". ANYTHING posted at https://billmckibben.substack.com is important for those who care about our environment.  
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