BREAKING: 13 activists arrested in Washington, DC telling President Obama to #KeepItInTheGround!
Make a call to support them now!
We have just four months left to push President Obama to end fossil fuel leasing on public lands. Today, forty courageous people, including frontline activists and environmental leaders -- escalated the fight by occupying the Department of the Interior today. Thirteen were arrested, including Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen.
Show your support by calling the White House today!
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I’m calling in solidarity with the Keep It In the Ground activists who engaged in civil disobedience and were arrested at the Department of Interior today.
We are asking President Obama to show true climate leadership by signing an Executive Order ending the practice of auctioning off public lands and waters for dirty energy. 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.