Add your name to tell President Biden to declare a national Climate Emergency.
Dear President Biden,
The climate crisis is out of control and you can do more to address it. At risk are millions of lives and a stable society in which we can all thrive. If we continue down the fossil-fueled path we are currently on, it will spell disaster for both people and the planet.
I am urging you to use your executive powers to declare a climate emergency. By declaring a national climate emergency, you can actualize the “whole-of-government approach” you promised on the campaign trail to address the biggest existential crisis we’ve ever faced.
This administration must address the climate emergency and protect communities in the Gulf threatened by the buildout of new export terminals by using the authority granted by Congress to reinstate the ban on crude oil exports.
Declaring a national climate emergency will allow you to kick start a managed phase-out of fossil fuels and a transition to renewable energy, and to launch a jobs stimulus package that secures good-paying union jobs for workers in these communities.
Thank you for writing to President Biden to declare a climate emergency and issue critical executive orders that stop fossil fuel leases, exports and infrastructure. Please check your email for ways you can share out to your family, friends and community.
All of us at Global Exchange
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