Help us keep fossil fuels in the ground!
We are calling on President Obama to issue an executive order preventing America’s public lands and waters from being auctioned off to oil, gas, and coal companies.
President Obama only has 11 months to secure his climate legacy.
Watch this new 3-minute video to find out how and why -- and then share with your friends to build the power of this rapidly growing movement!
Tim DeChristopher speaks at the end of the video before President Obama's final words.
Sign the Petition Calling for President Obama to Keep Fossil Fuels Safely In The Ground
Click to Tweet: For @POTUS to secure his climate legacy, he must #KeepItInTheGround. A new video shows why: http://ran.org/keepitintheground via @DeChristopher
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Join the March 23rd Superdome Action
During this action people will encircle the Superdome and call for an end to new drilling and new leases. This action will take place during the Department of the Interior's auction of 43 million acres of our beloved Gulf of Mexico.
Tim helped launch the #KeepItInTheGround campaign in September 2015. Watch his Democracy Now! interview following the campaign launch and read his post, Transcending Paradigms.
A coalition of more than 400 organizations have called on the White House to stop issuing new fossil fuel leases on public lands and oceans. More than 67 million acres of public land and ocean are already leased to the fossil fuel industry. The coalition says that declaring unleased oil, gas and coal on public lands as "unburnable" would accomplish more in the global fight against climate change than any other single action taken by the Obama administration. Joining us to discuss the new campaign is climate justice activist Tim DeChristopher. In 2008, DeChristopher spent 21 months in federal prison after he disrupted an oil and gas leasing auction on public land in Utah by posing as a bidder. Tim DeChristopher is now one of the co-founders of the new Climate Disobedience Center, which is among the many organizations calling for the end to all new fossil fuel leases on public lands.