Energize people, not polluters

We need to speed up the deployment of clean energy, but what’s slowing down those projects isn’t environmental reviews or public input: it’s a lack of agency capacity, specific grid regulations, and a permitting system that still prioritizes fossil fuels. Real “permitting reform” speeds up clean energy, empowers frontline communities, and makes it harder to build dangerous fossil fuel projects. President Biden and Congress need to stand up to Big Oil. We need policies that:

Speed up clean energy without giving more handouts to fossil fuels
Support state and regional work to increase capacity to expedite grid connections, modernize transmission lines, and provide power directly to our communities
Respond to voter preferences to prioritize clean energy projects, like wind and solar farms, over fossil fuel projects, like gas plants and pipelines
Prioritize the voices of Black, brown, Indigenous, people of color, and low-income communities who are at the frontlines of environmental racism

Keep Big Oil out of clean energy

Speak up and urge your representative to vote against destructive bills that Big Oil tries to hide as “permit reform” packages.


Need to know more? Read these articles to dig into everything you need to know.

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Yes, We Need to Build a Lot More Renewable Energy a Lot Faster

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America’s Clean Energy Transition Needs Federal Action—Not Rollbacks

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What's Up With Manchin's Plan to Reform Energy Permitting?

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Environmental Groups Release Roadmap to Accelerate Transmission Infrastructure

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