Thu, Jan 25|
Biden’s Fossil Fuel Fail: How U.S. Oil and Gas Supply Rises under the Inflation Reduction Act
How U.S. Oil and Gas Supply Rises under the Inflation Reduction Act, Exacerbating Environmental Injustice
Time & Location
Jan 25, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
About the event
This presentation will dive into Oil Change International's new report, analyzing how the United States’ Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) fails to reduce fossil fuel production or alleviate impact on environmental justice communities. Rather than set the United States on a path toward a managed phase-out of fossil fuels, the Inflation Reduction Act and the Biden administration’s policies are set to lead to a significant increase in U.S. oil and gas extraction and soaring exports. Despite these concerning findings, there is still time for President Biden to change course and catalyze a swift and equitable phase-out of fossil fuel production, processing and exports.
Lorne Stockman - Research Co-Director at Oil Change International
Allie Rosenbluth - U.S. Program Co-Manager at Oil Change International
Lorne Stockman is the Research Co-Director at Oil Change International, where he researches and analyzes developments in the North American and international oil and gas industry. He has worked on oil and gas campaigns as campaigner, campaign coordinator, researcher, and author for over twenty years. Prior to joining Oil Change International in 2011, he worked as a consultant with Greenpeace UK, Platform, and Oil Change as researcher and author of numerous reports and briefings studying investor risk in the Canadian tar sands and the social and environmental impacts of the oil and gas industry. He has extensive research and campaign experience, including analysis and publications on climate change and energy, political economy of oil, transitions in energy markets, energy security, and financial risk; human rights, social justice, and environment & development; and political economy of development and trade issues.
Allie Rosenbluth (she/they) is the U.S. Program Co-Manager at Oil Change International, where she supports grassroots organizing and strategic campaigning to phase out fossil fuels. Before joining Oil Change International, she spent 7 years at Rogue Climate, working to stop the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and pipeline, building local and statewide energy justice campaigns, training youth organizers, and organizing mutual aid response to the devastating Almeda Fire in Southern Oregon. Allie holds a BA in Environmental Science & Policy and Government from the College of William & Mary, where she also organized against fracking and Cove Point LNG. She serves on the Breach Collective Board, co-founded the Rogue Action Center, and was a SustainUS Youth Delegate to COP24. In 2019, Allie was honored as a recipient of the Community Sentinel Awards for Environmental Stewardship. Allie lives on occupied Takelma, Shasta, and Latgawa Lands, also known as Talent, Oregon.