Americans should understand the goal of the oil and gas industry: drill, extract, and burn all the oil and gas resources it can acquire. The business plan is to burn it all.
On behalf of our millions of members, we write to express our opposition to Section 402 of the Senate tax extenders bill, which expands Section 45Q tax credits for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) while simultaneously removing environmental protections.
Our organizations, along with our millions of members and supporters, urge you to oppose the inclusions of damaging ideological riders in any final spending legislation for Fiscal Year 2018, including those that attack much needed clean water protections.
On behalf of our millions of members and activists, we write to urge you to oppose the Republican leadership’s tax legislation. This plan would lavish huge tax cuts to the richest 1% and corporate polluters that are destined to be paid for by the health and environmental well- being of communities across the country.
CO2-EOR presents risks to groundwater, the surface environment, and the health of communities living near oil fields.
Opposition to the Nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White as Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality
November 7, 2017
The Honorable John Barrasso Chairman
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510