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.


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Number Date Name Location
45978 4 hours ago Audrey Vales Sèvres, ot , FR
45977 4 hours ago Carol Garde Sunrise, FL , US
45976 10 hours ago Veronica Petrus West Palm Beach, FL , US
45975 14 hours ago kent lennox san francisco, CA , US
45974 18 hours ago Lida Stevenson OR, OR , US
45973 22 hours ago Linda Boggs RAVENNA, OH , US
45972 1 day ago Isaac Wollman San Luis Obispo, CA , US
45971 1 day ago Elizabeth Stange IL, IL , US
45970 1 day ago Margherita Montanari Florence, ot , IT
45969 1 day ago terri pigford OH, OH , US
45968 1 day ago MERI ROEDER WI, WI , US
45967 1 day ago William G Gonzalez Suffern, NY , US
45966 2 days ago Cynthia Loewer-Torrez San Jose, CA , US
45965 2 days ago Kimberly Rowlett Cleveland, TN , US
45964 2 days ago Craig Figtree chicago, IL , US
45963 2 days ago Benjamin Wagner Port Orchard, WA , US
45962 2 days ago wendy van oosterwijck niel, ot , BE
45961 2 days ago Jonathan Peter NY, NY , US
45960 2 days ago wanda abel lacrescent, MN , US
45959 2 days ago Anonymous Fort Worth, TX , US
45958 2 days ago Kate Ionina Redmond, WA , US
45957 3 days ago Sherry Horne Taylor Gaffney , SC , US
45956 3 days ago Petri Winberry Arlington, VA , US
45955 3 days ago Courtney Wall Benbrook, TX , US
45954 3 days ago Carla Cole Seattle, WA , US
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Please take action by Aug. 17, 2016.

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