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
45655 3 minutes ago Lajeanne Leveton Fleming Island, FL , US
45654 2 hours ago victor hemmy III honolulu, HI , US
45653 6 hours ago Karen Howard Blaine, WA , US
45652 10 hours ago Connor Record NY, NY , US
45651 14 hours ago Keith Morris Los Angeles, CA , US
45650 18 hours ago Debra Corbett IN, IN , US
45649 19 hours ago dennis flaherty cottage grove, MN , US
45648 20 hours ago Adriana Maria Vallese Montreal, QC , CA
45647 22 hours ago Mark House Machesney Park, IL , US
45646 1 day ago Sally Chewter Phoenix, AZ , US
45645 1 day ago Charlotte Gardiner Virginia, VA , US
45644 2 days ago Anonymous Lima, ot , PE
45643 2 days ago Anonymous Lima, ot , PE
45642 2 days ago S Holtz Colorado, CO , US
45641 3 days ago Robert Tuminski Connecticut, CT , US
45640 3 days ago Arlene Malkin Beaumont, CA , US
45639 3 days ago Phil Osborne Cincinnati, OH , UM
45638 3 days ago Polly Cockrill ME, ME , US
45637 3 days ago liberty michaels new paltz, NY , US
45636 4 days ago Maureen Fudger Lisle, NY , US
45635 4 days ago Virgil Dahl Waterloo, IA , US
45634 4 days ago Sylviane Mahaux Boynton Beach, FL , US
45633 4 days ago Lucy Kelly San Francisco, CA , US
45632 4 days ago Cheryl Pruitt Victorville, CA , US
45631 4 days ago Jenny and David Mapes Colebrook, CT , US
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Please take action by Aug. 17, 2016.

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