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For Immediate Release

Collin Rees,

Oil Change International: Future Generations Protection Act Is the Bold Climate Policy We Need


Today, U.S. Reps. Jan Schakowsky (IL) and Nanette Diaz Barragan (CA) released the Future Generations Protection Act, a bill that would ban fracking in 2025, prohibit the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from approving most new liquified natural gas terminals, and ban exports of crude oil and natural gas, among other provisions.

In response, Collin Rees, U.S. Program Manager at Oil Change International, released the following statement:

"The Future Generations Protection Act is a key piece of the climate policy puzzle -- we can't adequately address the climate crisis if we're exporting billions of barrels of oil and gas to be burnt overseas. Confronting Big Oil and Gas's deadly expansion plans is critical, and that's what Rep. Schakowsky and Rep. Barragan are doing with this bill.

"A just transition for workers and communities impacted by fracking and the fossil fuel supply chain is essential, but it's difficult to start that conversation when oil and gas companies are lying about producing fossil fuels for decades to come.

"This bill is a common-sense acknowledgement of a scientific fact -- we can't solve the climate crisis without keeping fossil fuels in the ground. The Future Generations Protection Act is a great start, and we need a lot more of the bold climate leadership shown by this bill's sponsors."

Oil Change International is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy.

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