Oil Change U.S.

March 27, 2019
David Turnbull
Collin Rees

Mayor Pete Buttigieg signs No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge; Oil Change U.S. response

Majority of Democratic Presidential candidates have now signed pledge rejecting fossil fuel cash

Today, Mayor Pete Buttigieg signed the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge, announced via a video posted to his Twitter and Facebook accounts. In response, David Turnbull, Strategic Communications Director with Oil Change U.S., released the following statement:

“We applaud Mayor Buttigieg for signing the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge. By making this important commitment, he’s shown the courage to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and say ‘no’ to their influence on our democracy.

“With Mayor Pete signing the pledge today, a majority of substantial Democratic Presidential candidates have now pledged to reject money from fossil fuel industry interests. No longer do candidates feel the need to cater to an out-of-control fossil fuel industry wreaking havoc on our climate and communities. With a massive movement calling for bold action, candidates are finally starting to step up and fight for real solutions to our climate crisis.

“The No Fossil Fuel Money pledge should be an ante to get into the game for candidates seeking to be labeled as climate champions – but it’s not the end of the story. We need our next President to not only reject fossil fuel money, but also to reject the industry’s plans to continue expanding the production of the fossil fuels that are destroying our climate. Now that many of them are free from the ties of industry cash, we look forward to seeing candidates lay out their plans for a managed decline of fossil fuel production in the United States in line with what the climate science demands and what a just transition for communities requires.”

March 15, 2019

Response to Sen. Gillibrand signing the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge

Senator and Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) signed the No Fossil Money pledge today in New Hampshire. In response, David Turnbull, Strategic Communications Director of Oil Change United States, released the following statement:

“By signing the pledge, Senator Gillibrand becomes the fifth major democratic Presidential candidate to reject fossil fuel money in their campaigns. More than one-third of declared candidates for the Democratic nomination have now stepped up to reject the influence of an out-of-control fossil fuel industry on our politics. Coming on a day when over a million students around the world walked out of their classes to demand greater action on climate change, it’s heartening to see Senator Gillibrand recognize that addressing our climate crisis means standing up to the industry at the heart of the problem. The bar for climate leadership is being set. We look forward to more candidates joining this trend as the Presidential primary continues to ramp up.”


September 15, 2018
Oil Change USA – info@oilchangeusa.org

After merger, ClimateTruth becomes Oil Change USA

WASHINGTON, DC — ClimateTruth.org Action, a project of Oil Change USA, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, will now officially be known as Oil Change USA.
Both entities worked as partners before ClimateTruth.org Action legally became a project of Oil Change USA in 2017. Now the ClimateTruth brand is being retired but the work of the project will continue under the banner of its parent organization, Oil Change USA. 

Oil Change USA will now have even more might in the continuing fight against the polluter-funded denial, distortion, and disinformation that block bold action on climate change, while exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the coming transition towards clean energy.

Oil Change USA is dedicated to supporting real climate leadership, exposing the true costs of fossil fuels, and building a just, equitable, and renewable energy future in the United States. The remaining barriers to our clean energy future are political. The technology is ready. The economics make sense. Only our political system remains a problem – and it’s deeply distorted by the influence of fossil fuel industry money. It’s time to change that once and for all.

Oil Change USA is dedicated to resetting the definition of “climate leadership” at all levels, and getting serious about taking on Big Oil, Gas, and Coal. Oil Change USA demands climate leaders who are willing to stand up to the fossil fuel industry by:

  • Signing the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge
  • Calling for an end to all fossil fuel subsidies
  • Opposing new pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure
  • Supporting a just transition and a Green New Deal
Fossil-fueled climate change is here, and already causing damage and destruction across the United States. The world is in a deep hole with climate – and the first rule of holes is this: When you find yourself in one, it’s time to stop digging.