Janet Redman

Janet Redman is the U.S. Policy Director at Oil Change International, where she focuses on ending taxpayer handouts to the fossil fuel industry and building support for innovative policies to drive a just transition to a clean energy economy. Follow her on Twitter: @JanetRedman_DC

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Sunday, April 30, 2017
100 Percent Renewable Energy Bill – A First Foot Forward
This week, Sens. Merkley (D-OR) and Sanders (I-VT) launched a bill that takes a huge step toward aligning government policy with what climate science tells us is necessary – a transition to a 100% carbon-free economy, as soon as possible. While not perfect, the bill helpfully combines many of the...
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Rex Tillerson Denies Oil & Gas Subsidies Exist, While Company Profits From Them
Rex Tillerson on Wednesday, under oath, denied the existence of fossil fuel subsidies. This is dangerously incorrect. In fact, the Oil & Gas Industry receives more than $17 Billion in Subsidies per year, and according to our new analysis ExxonMobil likely gets as much as $1 billion of that...
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Trump’s Climate Change Denial Is Already Complicating the Paris Climate Deal
Donald Trump first shared his analysis of the climate crisis in a now infamous 2012 tweet-rant : “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive,” he claimed. The Republican presidential hopeful has since dialed back the rhetoric...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Betting the Farm on Free Trade
From her home in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Karen Feridun is helping stage a growing citizen pushback against the expansion of natural gas extraction. But a far-reaching global deal recently signed halfway around the world may make her job much harder. Feridun got involved in this fight over...
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Monday, January 18, 2016
In the Keystone Suit, It’s Big Oil vs. Democracy
A few years back, I was one of the hundreds of climate activists arrested while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline outside the White House. So when the president finally pulled the plug on the project last November, it felt like a huge victory — symbolic, maybe, but definitely worth a trip to the...
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Friday, November 13, 2015
Will the Paris Climate Talks Deliver the World We Need? Not Likely.
We need to leave more than 80 percent of known oil, coal, and gas reserves in the ground to avoid triggering catastrophic climate change. That means shifting away from an economy driven by digging, pumping, and burning fossil fuels to one that puts people and the planet first. On this the science...
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Thursday, October 08, 2015
Walking the Talk? World Bank Rhetoric on Climate Undermined by Financing It
At least in rhetoric, World Bank leadership has acknowledged for a quarter century that “the possible risks [of global warming] are too high to justify complacency or evasion.” The Bank itself has cautioned that unabated climate change threatens to reverse hard-earned development gains — and that...
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Friday, June 19, 2015
5 Key Things Pope Francis Says about Climate Change
Pope Francis just released an “encyclical,” a fancy word for a sort of intimate letter that is meant to serve as a guide to understanding our personal relationship to some of the most complex issues of the day through religious doctrine. This particular encyclical is on climate change and is...
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Saturday, May 16, 2015
An Open Letter to Obama: If You Want Money for the Climate, Tax Wall Street
When John Hurley, the U.S. Treasury Department’s director of international debt and development, said in April that the U.S. wouldn’t support taxation as a way to raise money to help communities working to claw their way out of poverty and cope with climate change, he raised the hackles of anti-...
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Friday, September 19, 2014
While We March for the Climate, Governments Meet with Polluters
I’m going to guess you’ve heard of the People’s Climate March by now. It’s been all over Facebook, the blogosphere, buses, and subway cars—it’s even shown up on network news, which has been something of a black hole for climate activism. But in case you’re just getting back from vacation (or a cave...
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