Center for Biological Diversity

Tell Obama: Declare Climate Emergency, Ban Oil Exports

President Obama Following the signing of the historic Paris Agreement, President Obama has a chance to take real climate action by declaring a "national emergency" and banning all U.S crude oil exports. More than 350 environmental, social-justice, health and faith organizations have urged him to do just that. Now you can join them.

As global temperatures hit record highs, climate change is unquestionably a national emergency. In fact, it's a "global emergency," according to renowned climate scientist Dr. Jim Hansen.

The president must halt crude exports to give America -- and the world -- a fighting chance to meet the Paris Agreement's crucial goals of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Halting U.S. oil exports could prevent up to 500 million tons of greenhouse emissions -- the pollution equivalent of more than 135 coal-fired power plants -- from entering our atmosphere. Stopping these exports would also curb the dangerous U.S. fracking boom.

Last December, less than a week after agreeing to the Paris climate accord, President Obama signed an omnibus bill lifting a 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports. This was a grave mistake, even if the bill was "must pass." But fortunately there's still a way forward: President Obama can declare a national emergency and prohibit exports for a one-year period, which can be renewed indefinitely.

Please sign our petition calling on the president to declare a climate emergency, reinstate the ban on crude oil exports, and keep fossil fuels in the ground. 


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Number Date Name Location
20288 10 hours ago kendra cope PA, PA , US
20287 2 days ago Cathy Fuller Kirkville, NY , US
20286 2 days ago Cathy Fuller Kirkville, NY , US
20285 2 days ago Cathy Fuller Kirkville, NY , US
20284 3 days ago Amanda Cruise France, MT , FR
20283 3 days ago Julie Stuckey Pensacola, FL , US
20282 3 days ago Dominique Nemo Paris, ot , FR
20281 3 days ago Antonio Delgado Fenoy Torre del Mar (Malaga). SPAIN, ot , ES
20280 4 days ago Carol Garde Sunrise, FL , US
20279 4 days ago Carol Garde Sunrise, FL , US
20278 4 days ago Diane Schwarz Cheverly, MD , US
20277 4 days ago Sonia Romero Villanueva Sant Adrian del Besos, ot , ES
20276 4 days ago Kim Sellon New Providence, NJ , US
20275 4 days ago Nicole Loh Singapore, ot , SG
20274 4 days ago Patricia Valadez New York, NY , US
20273 4 days ago Anonymous Bucharest, ot , RO
20272 4 days ago Sylwia Zielinska Zambrow, ot , PL
20271 4 days ago Christina Raptis Commack, NY , US
20270 5 days ago Simone Restelli Choose a State, ot , IT
20269 5 days ago Linda Mellen Newport Beach, CA , US
20268 5 days ago Kathleen Smaluk-Nix KY, KY , US
20267 5 days ago Maureen Wheeler Silver Spring, MD , US
20266 5 days ago June Curley Chelmsford, MA , US
20265 5 days ago Monica Fellowes Fredericksburg, VA , US
20264 5 days ago Trish Kendall Gardner, MA , US
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Please take action by January 3, 2017.

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