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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20355 1 day ago Anonymous Indianapolis, IN , US
20354 2 days ago Krissy Southworth Al, AL , US
20353 2 days ago Merryl Lentz California, CA , US
20352 3 days ago melissa harlan AZ, AZ , US
20351 3 days ago Glenda Dugan Walnut Creek, CA , US
20350 3 days ago J Richard Fikuart Kalona, IA , US
20349 4 days ago Lilly Kohler Reichenhall, ot , DE
20348 4 days ago John Hanno Oak Forest, IL ,
20347 5 days ago Jacqueline O'Connor Sierra Vista, CA , US
20346 5 days ago Paul Meyer HI, HI , US
20345 5 days ago David Ramirez Sugar Land , TX , US
20344 7 days ago Jerri Jarvis PA, PA , US
20343 7 days ago Gene and Dori Peters Sun City, AZ , US
20342 1 week ago Andrew Sulay Dnipropetrovsk, ot , UA
20341 1 week ago Ana Oliveira AK, AK , PT
20340 1 week ago shannon miller new market, TN , US
20339 1 week ago Tiana Brachel Cartersville, GA , US
20338 1 week ago Mindee Deligt Spokane, WA ,
20337 1 week ago Guy Graham Jersey City, NJ , US
20336 1 week ago Bonnie Zotos Huntley, IL , US
20335 1 week ago Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
20334 1 week ago Fernando Pueblo San Diego, CA , US
20333 1 week ago Alisa Adobajor Moscow, ot , RU
20332 1 week ago Daniel Yazbek Brighton, MA , US
20331 1 week ago LaDonna Ballard Ok, OK , US
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Please take action by January 3, 2017.

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