Wednesday, September 16, 2015

400+ Groups to Obama: You Have the Power to 'Keep it In the Ground'

Hundreds of prominent organizations and leaders from Alaska to Florida are formally calling on President Barack Obama to stop new federal fossil fuel leasing on public lands and oceans in the United States, arguing that doing so would accomplish more in the global fight against climate change than any other single action taken by the president's administration.

In a letter to be delivered Tuesday to the White House, the 400-plus signatories note that "[u]p to 450 billion tons of potential greenhouse gas pollution could be immediately removed from the global pool of potential climate pollution" if Obama were to deem unleased oil, gas, and coal "unburnable." What's more, the letter continues, as "the world’s largest historic cumulative polluter and a global economic leader," the U.S. has an obligation to take such a bold action.

 More: http://bullhorn.nationofchange.org/protesters_to_obama_stop_shell_drilling

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