Declaring a climate emergency and stopping new fossil fuel projects should be at the top of Biden’s agenda — the future of the planet and U.S. democracy is at stake. The last thing Congress should do is pass Big Oil’s dangerous ‘permitting reform.’
“Biden’s climate legacy hangs in the balance — we need bold leadership, not tinkering around the edges. Declaring a climate emergency would make it clear that Biden views the climate crisis as an existential threat and unlock key powers to tackle climate change head-on and hasten a just transition to clean, renewable energy,” said Rees.
“This Supreme Court decision was illegitimate and wrong, but does almost nothing to constrain President Biden’s toolbox to address the climate crisis,” said Collin Rees.
“Ending international public finance for fossil fuels would be a huge boost to climate action globally. The administration must now invest serious effort and diplomatic capacity to secure this shift in international finance away from oil, gas, and coal.”
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.