Action for week starting 8.6.20 – No public money for fossil fuel projects

Ask your MP to make sure that public money for the response to the social and economic impacts of the pandemic is not spent supporting fossil fuel projects.

A total of 36 individual policy changes or requests for project-specific support have been made to state and federal governments during the Covid-19 crisis by lobbying groups for the fossil fuel industry.

As at 7 May 2020, 69 per cent of the proposals had either been enacted or won favourable comment from ministers.

The coalition government hasn’t yet said whether they will support the recommendations of the Covid-19 Commission, which was founded to advise the government on how to respond to the social and economic impacts of the pandemic.

Email your MP and ask them to ensure that taxpayers’ money will not be spent supporting fossil fuel projects.

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