There’s a proverb that says if you find yourself in a hole, stop
I think it’s advice the U.S. Interior Department would be
wise to heed, but unfortunately they’re not. As our nation works to reduce carbon emissions and combat global
warming, the agency is approving more coal mining, saddling our future with
enormous climate costs.
Tell Interior today to stop digging us deeper into climate
debt. Sign our petition and tell Sally
Jewell, the Secretary of the Interior, that it’s time to keep our publicly
owned coal in the ground.
We have an urgent window of opportunity before us. Right now, the Interior Department is
engaging the American public in an honest conversation about modernizing the
way it manages our publicly owned coal.
I believe for any conversation to be honest, it has to be
grounded by the reality that we have to transition away from coal to save our
climate. That’s why today, we’re
releasing a report detailing the steps Interior has to take to end the federal
But we need your help to ensure Sally Jewell gets the
message. Sign our petition today and
tell our federal government to get out of the coal business.
I can’t stress enough how high the stakes are here. As President Obama this week announced
groundbreaking rules to curb carbon pollution from smokestacks, the Interior
Department is rubberstamping more mining.
It’s unconscionable that the Interior Department would be so
out of step with our President.
But this is our coal and we have a chance to turn Interior
around. Sign our petition and we’ll
deliver the word to Sally Jewell: it’s
time for an end to more mining.
For our future, it’s time to keep it in the ground!
For the Wild,
Climate and Energy Program Director
P.S. Read the press release and report
we released today on how the Interior Department can keep our coal in the
ground and safeguard our climate. Now is the time to act!