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.


1-25 of 40644 signatures
Number Date Name Location
40644 1 day ago Jerry Stringfellow Hotchkiss, CO , US
40643 1 day ago Marie-Josee Garand Bathurst, NB , CA
40642 3 days ago Graham Douglas South Carolina, SC , US
40641 4 days ago Mark Feldman Santa Rosa, CA , US
40640 4 days ago William Rice Seekonk, MA , US
40639 4 days ago Kenneth Smith Yuma, AZ , US
40638 4 days ago Lori Gasser Hermitage, TN , US
40637 4 days ago Jere Wilkerson Monterey, CA , US
40636 5 days ago Alex Tsukernik Brooklyn, NY , US
40635 5 days ago George Will Snellville, GA , US
40634 6 days ago petra jones Marrickville, NSW , AU
40633 6 days ago Sophie Swirczynski Eugene, OR , US
40632 7 days ago Bonni Scudder Cedar Park, TX , US
40631 1 week ago Alex Tsukernik Brooklyn, NY , US
40630 1 week ago Anita Garrison Branford, FL , US
40629 1 week ago Gregory Vignapiano Brooklyn, NY , US
40628 1 week ago Kae Toguchi Mililani, HI , US
40627 1 week ago Michelle Rivet Austin, TX , US
40626 1 week ago Fernando Pueblo San Diego, CA , US
40625 1 week ago Alisa Adobajor Moscow, RU+48 , RU
40624 1 week ago Jill Gabreau NY, NY , US
40623 1 week ago James Sullivan Chicago, IL , US
40622 1 week ago GARY MADOLE EDGEWATER, FL , US
40621 1 week ago Barry Bennett Fayetteville, AR , US
40620 1 week ago Ginelle Walker-Ward McKenna, WA , US
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Please take action by Dec. 28, 2016.

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