“Today’s move by President Biden to freeze leasing for oil and gas production on federal lands and waters is a critical first step to ending this program once and for all.”
Environmental justice, Indigenous, and climate groups from announced today that they have delivered millions of petitions and letters from hundreds of organizations supporting a halt on new fossil fuel leasing and permitting on public lands and oceans.
“Ending government support for fossil fuels is a no-brainer. Globally, governments are still propping up fossil fuels with huge sums of public money, behaviour that is incompatible with keeping global warming below 1.5ºC,” said Laurie van der Burg.
Native tribes and communities are counting on the President to use the same rationale he’s using to kill Keystone XL to stop all projects like it — including the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota — and roll back the approval of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Today, organizations representing millions of environmental, racial, and economic justice advocates across the country are launching a new Build Back Fossil Free campaign to hold President-elect Joe Biden accountable to his promises for bold climate action.
Nearly 400 groups called on President-elect Joe Biden to sign an executive order to confront the climate emergency with the full power of the executive branch as soon as he takes office.
Over 500 climate, conservation, Indigenous, religious and business groups sent President-elect Joe Biden text for a proposed executive order to ban new fossil fuel leasing and permitting on federal public lands and waters.
Stop the Money Pipeline, a coalition pushing financial institutions to end support for the fossil fuel industry, sent a letter to the Biden/Harris transition team urging strong climate action criteria regarding appointments to financial regulators and the Treasury Department.