Call President Obama to Tell Him to #KeepItInTheGround

Call President Obama to Tell Him to #KeepItInTheGround


 

 

We have less than 50 days to push President Obama to end fossil fuel leasing on public lands. Tomorrow starts a new round of auctions giving fossil fuel companies access to public lands and waters. President Obama must stop these auctions and protect our lands and waters before Trump takes over.

Call the White House and tell President Obama to stop these lease sales and #KeepItInTheGround!

Please call this number:

202-456-1111

Here’s a simple script you can use:

I’m calling to ask President Obama to stop the December auctions of public lands and waters to fossil fuel companies. 

We are asking President Obama to show true climate leadership by ending the practice of auctioning off public lands and waters for dirty energy, starting with the December 8th and December 13th lease sales. I applaud the U.S. commitment to keep climate change under 1.5 degrees, but now we have to live up to that commitment.

Climate scientists say that we have to leave 80% of all fossil fuels underground in order to have a decent chance at avoiding runaway climate catastrophe. That means that 100% of the US' publicly-owned fossil fuels need to remain unburned.

If President Obama wanted to, he could put a stop to this with the stroke of a pen. If he wants to leave a legacy of climate action, then he needs to do just that. The recent coal moratorium was a big step forward. But the president needs to end ALL fossil fuel auctions of public lands now.

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