Center for Biological Diversity

Tell Obama: Our Public Lands and Climate Aren't for Sale

Keep It in the Ground The Center for Biological Diversity has launched a groundbreaking campaign to end all new fossil fuel leasing on America's public lands, and now we need your help to drum up support and help break the flow of business as usual.

Under his "all of the above" energy policy, President Obama has already leased nearly 15 million acres of public land and 21 million acres of ocean to the fossil fuel industry. And, in total, more than 67 million U.S. acres -- an area 55 times larger than Grand Canyon National Park -- are now leased to the fossil fuel industry.

But importantly, those fossil fuels that haven't yet been leased contain up to 450 billion tons of potential climate pollution. That's about half of the world's remaining carbon budget to keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius, and virtually all of the remaining budget for staying below 1.5 degrees. We simply can't burn it -- and if we can't burn it, it should be banned.

Take action below -- sign our petition urging President Obama to step up as a true climate leader and stop new fossil fuel leasing on America's public lands and waters.

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Number Date Name Location
40514 3 hours ago Rachel Levine Germantown , TN , US
40513 4 hours ago Sandra Geyer Fallbrook, CA , US
40512 5 hours ago Ruth Pryzner Alexander, MB , CA
40511 5 hours ago Annie Bruno Farmingville, NY , US
40510 6 hours ago MARGARITA BOWERS AKRON, OH , US
40509 6 hours ago Prairie Moser Bandon, OR , US
40508 6 hours ago Jennifer Faulkner Rocky point , NY , US
40507 6 hours ago Laura Bentzen Sterling, VA ,
40506 7 hours ago Erin Yarrobino Ozone Park, NY , US
40505 11 hours ago Nicole Loh Mayville, WI , SG
40504 20 hours ago Yvonne Becka Coal Center, PA , US
40503 1 day ago Dobi Dobroslawa estero, FL , US
40502 1 day ago maria monch miami, FL , US
40501 2 days ago Traci Hyland Westborough, MA , US
40500 3 days ago Vasileios Grigoriou Liverpool, GB+28 , GB
40499 3 days ago John Saridan Truth or Consequences, NM , US
40498 3 days ago John Saridan Truth or Consequences, NM , US
40497 4 days ago JoAnne Kissler Honoluku, HI , US
40496 4 days ago Edward Flounoy Jr Far Rockaway , NY , US
40495 4 days ago Perry Gx CA, CA , US
40494 5 days ago Marta Segura CA, CA , US
40493 6 days ago Jean Callaghan Springfield, VA , US
40492 1 week ago Guy Graham Jersey City, NJ , US
40491 1 week ago Claire Chambers CA, CA , US
40490 1 week ago David Fontenot San antonio, TX , US
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Please take action by Dec. 28, 2016.

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