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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39415 19 hours ago donna depalma EL SOBRANTE, CA , US
39414 3 days ago Amy Hansen Asbury, NJ , US
39413 3 days ago Paolo Nugent California, CA , US
39412 3 days ago Mona Blinder wantagh, NY , US
39411 4 days ago Marcia Leone Concord, CA , US
39410 4 days ago Natalie Beatty WA, WA , US
39409 5 days ago Rae Rogers -rockport, TX , US
39408 5 days ago Carol Vinson Ashland, OR , US
39407 6 days ago Laura Thompson CALIFORNIA, CA , US
39406 6 days ago Princess Lucaj Fairbanks, AK ,
39405 1 week ago richard blake chelsea, MI , US
39404 1 week ago Cathy Fuller Kirkville, NY , US
39403 1 week ago Cathy Fuller Kirkville, NY , US
39402 1 week ago Amanda Cruise France, MT , FR
39401 1 week ago Amanda Cruise France, MT , FR
39400 1 week ago Dominique Nemo Paris, ot , FR
39399 1 week ago Antonio Delgado Fenoy Torre del Mar (Malaga). SPAIN, ot , ES
39398 1 week ago Cara Jablonsky Pennsylvania, PA , US
39397 1 week ago Anonymous daly city, CA , US
39396 1 week ago matilde damian México city, ot , MX
39395 1 week ago Christina Raptis Commack, NY , US
39394 1 week ago j ellis johnson city, TN , US
39393 1 week ago Danielle Holler Long Beach , NY , US
39392 1 week ago Mira Ross Palo Alto, CA , US
39391 1 week ago sim mirande castro valley, CA , US
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Please take action by Sept. 14, 2016.

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