I’m writing to ask you to use your executive authority to stop new fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency in order to meet your climate commitments and fulfill your environmental justice promises.
As you look towards the upcoming United Nations climate talks, you must act on your commitments in order to ensure a just and sustainable future. We have everything to lose and no time to wait. Your administration promised to address the climate emergency and a history of environmental injustice, but so far, continues to allow the fossil fuel industry to poison our communities and destabilize our climate.
You have the authority as the President to stop dangerous fossil fuel projects like the Line 3 pipeline and expanding gas export terminals to new overseas markets with a stroke of a pen, but this inaction is continuing widespread environmental injustice and the violation of Indigenous rights.
Right now in front of the White House, Indigenous and frontline leaders are rising together with allies across the country to send a clear message on the action you must urgently take. Please, stand with frontline communities, stand with future generations, stop approving fossil fuel projects, declare a climate emergency now. Thanks.
▶ First sent on October 12, 2021 by Jessica