One of the most significant legislative actions Congress can take to confront the climate crisis is passing the Keep It in the Ground Act, a landmark bill that would end all new federal leases of oil, gas, tar sands, and coal on America’s public lands and waters.
Dirty fossil fuels produced from U.S. public lands account for roughly a fifth of the nation’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Ending all new leases would prevent over 90 percent of potential carbon emissions from public lands from occurring. With such a large percentage of potential emissions at stake, keeping fossil fuels in the ground is a critical step we must take if we hope to seriously curb greenhouse gas emissions and address the climate crisis.
Urge your members of Congress to co-sponsor and pass the Keep It in the Ground Act today.
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