Today, Accountable.US released the following statement in response to reports that President Biden will designate Avi Kwa Ame as the country's next national monument in southern Nevada. The impending designation would protect over 445,000 acres of land, marking the largest new national monument during his tenure in office.
The conservation of public lands and natural resources is critical to the long-term well-being of our nation for generations to come.
Big Oil and anti-public lands activists push for energy and environmental policies that benefit them – not you. We’re here to hold them accountable.
Protecting Our Public Lands
Protecting our public lands isn’t just important to the well-being of our nation for generations to come – it is also part of who we are. But special interests are undermining conservation efforts so they can exploit our natural resources for personal gain.
Our investigative research exposes the connections between these special interests and the policymakers who support them, preventing them from lining their pockets at the expense of our families and our planet. It also paves the way for government officials to enact conservation policies that benefit all Americans.
Pollution from big oil often hits Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities the hardest.
Our investigative research exposes the special interests that oppose conservation efforts.
Holding Oil and Gas Companies Accountable
Oil and gas companies have a history of exploiting conservation laws to their benefit. We work to break their influence over public officials and more.
Challenging Anti-Public Lands Extremists
We call out anti-public land activists’ false and misleading statements and expose their fringe views, misdeeds, and conflicts of interest.
Supporting Local Conservation
When outside money and special interest groups oppose local conservation efforts, we expose their conflicts of interest and hidden agendas to empower the community.
Stepping Up Conservation Efforts
In order to protect our air, water, endangered species, and limited natural resources, and slow the pace of climate change, we fight for:
- Locally led conservation initiatives
- Efforts to designate more federally-protected public land
- Strong environmental regulations
- The basic framework of the Biden Administration’s America the Beautiful Initiative
Today, Accountable.US released a new analysis unpacking Big Oil’s continued price gouging even after crude oil dropped to almost $75 per barrel; 38 percent lower than the peak price set in June.
Today, Accountable.us released a new analysis revealing that 24 of the nation's largest oil companies made over $125 billion in profits this quarter, bringing in over $343 billion this year as they continue to keep prices high for consumers.