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
20388 18 hours ago Jennifer Parramore San Diego, CA , US
20387 1 day ago Anonymous Sacramento, CA , US
20386 1 day ago Kathleen Herrera Edgewater, CO , US
20385 1 day ago Robert Burger Corvallis, OR , US
20384 1 day ago Sandra Geyer Fallbrook, CA , US
20383 1 day ago Ruth Pryzner Alexander, MB , CA
20382 1 day ago Annie Bruno Farmingville, NY , US
20381 2 days ago Jennifer Faulkner Rocky point , NY , US
20380 2 days ago Laura Bentzen Sterling, VA ,
20379 2 days ago Nicole Loh Mayville, WI , SG
20378 3 days ago Dobi Dobroslawa estero, FL , US
20377 3 days ago Phyllis Jenkins Carlinville, IL , US
20376 3 days ago Michael Heller Media, PA , US
20375 3 days ago Kate Harder Glen Ellyn, IL , US
20374 4 days ago pille francois aulnay, FR+A8 , FR
20373 5 days ago Vasileios Grigoriou Liverpool, GB+28 , GB
20372 6 days ago Peggy Olsen California, CA , US
20371 6 days ago Damon Copeland Clifton, TN , US
20370 6 days ago Perry Gx CA, CA , US
20369 1 week ago Claire Chambers CA, CA , US
20368 1 week ago Elissa Donlan Dorchester, MA , US
20367 1 week ago Kenneth MagaƱa apo, CA , US
20366 1 week ago Bridget Bailey Stafford, VA , US
20365 1 week ago Anonymous Granada, ot , ES
20364 2 weeks ago Melody Fiore NY, NY , US
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Please take action by January 3, 2017.

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