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 development 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 over a quarter of the world's remaining carbon budget and vastly more than any U.S. share of it. 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 development on America's public lands and waters.


1-25 of 46246 signatures
Number Date Name Location
46246 4 hours ago Kelly Frampton San Diego, CA , US
46245 5 hours ago Diana Powers Connecticut, CT , US
46244 5 hours ago Nelson Pawlak Milford, CT , US
46243 1 day ago Roger Judson Ohio, OH , US
46242 1 day ago Jen Manders Dubuque, IA , US
46241 2 days ago Anonymous cubjac, ot , FR
46240 3 days ago CK Matteson Honolulu , HI , US
46239 3 days ago Laura Nowack Earlville, NY , US
46238 4 days ago Lauren Price New Rochelle, NY , US
46237 4 days ago Sean O'Keeffe New York, NY , US
46236 5 days ago Aviva Shliselberg NY, NY , US
46235 5 days ago Gina Dalvesco Ambridge, PA , US
46234 5 days ago Gabriele Zimmermann Romanshorn, ot , CH
46233 6 days ago Donna Walker Los Angeles, CA , US
46232 6 days ago Dawn Carr Charlotte, NC , US
46231 6 days ago Leslie Bow Oro Valley, AZ , US
46230 6 days ago Casey Pittman Coppell, TX , US
46229 6 days ago angela fox desert hot springs, CA , US
46228 6 days ago Carrie Moore Oklahoma, OK , US
46227 6 days ago josh pucci VA, VA , US
46226 6 days ago Karen Neubert LA, CA , US
46225 6 days ago jon brock dallas, TX , US
46224 6 days ago Sharon Giles Silver Lake, NH , US
46223 6 days ago Carlo Zucchi Como, ot , IT
46222 6 days ago gregory.a.. clewell seaside heights, NJ , US
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Please take action by Aug. 17, 2016.

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