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February 3, 2016 in Press

CREDO on TPP signing: We are 100% dedicated to defeating it in Congress

“Time and time again CREDO’s 3.9 million activists have demonstrated their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other job killing trade deals,” said Murshed Zaheed, CREDO’s Deputy Political Director. “The TPP is a massive giveaway to big corporations that will erode environmental, labor, and intellectual property standards and we are 100% dedicated to defeating it in Congress,” Zaheed continued.

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January 15, 2016 in Press

CREDO on coal leasing pause: Obama has blinders on to oil and gas

“Since he took office, the federal coal leasing program has been perhaps the most egregious stain on President Obama’s climate record,” said Elijah Zarlin, Director of Climate Campaigns at CREDO. “It is a welcome and long-overdue move to put a stop to our federal coal giveaway, but if President Obama is serious about leaving a mark of responsible climate leadership, he can not simply set his sights on coal and leave blinders on to other fossil fuels.” Zarlin continued.

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January 13, 2016 in Press

STATEMENT: CREDO’s response to Leader Pelosi’s amplification of anti-abortion rhetoric

“We expect stigmatizing, anti-abortion rhetoric from the extreme right wing and we expect the top Democrat in the House of Representatives to be a champion of women’s legal right to abortion,” said CREDO Senior Campaign Manager Heidi Hess. “Leader Pelosi’s comments, which reinforce right-wing talking points, are out of step with both the values of most Democrats and the district she represents in San Francisco,” Hess continued. “Women deserve access to abortion care whenever they need it, without apology.”

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In the News

February 5, 2016 in In the news

THINK PROGRESS: Obama Proposes $10 Per Barrel Oil Tax To Fund Clean Transportation — Here’s How Republicans Responded

“For over a century, oil, gas and coal companies got rich by foisting onto us the massive health and environmental costs of burning and extracting fossil fuels,” Elijah Zarlin, director of Climate Campaigns at CREDO Action, said in a statement. “The new oil fee in President Obama’s budget is a welcome step to make oil companies begin to pay a small part of the societal cost of their product — but it is unfortunate that it will likely be blocked by Republicans in Congress that are beholden to those oil companies, not the best interests of the American people.”

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February 5, 2016 in In the news

THE HILL: Liberal group stands with Warren against bipartisan regs reform package

Liberal activist organization CREDO Action has launched a petition aimed at destroying a regulatory reform package that the group says would weaken Wall Street watchdog agencies. CREDO Action said the bills would undermine regulators that are needed to make sure capitalism works.

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February 5, 2016 in In the news

REUTERS: U.S. halts new coal leases on federal land, first review in decades

“Any good-faith effort to meet international climate targets necessitates that the vast majority of all remaining coal, oil and natural gas on federal lands must stay in the ground,” said Elijah Zarlin, director of climate campaigns at activist group CREDO.

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