Write your local paper: Biden must Build Back Fossil Free

Biden made a clear and simple promise on the campaign trail to “Build Back Better.” But Biden can’t do that unless he Builds Back Fossil Free.

For months we’ve been campaigning to get Biden to live up to his promises on the campaign trail with these actions

  • Protect and invest in the Black, Indigenous, People of Color and working-class communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution and climate disaster.
  • Reject new fossil projects, eliminate giveaways to oil, gas, and coal corporations, and end the era of fossil fuel production.
  • Launch a national climate mobilization to Build Back Fossil Free, delivering jobs, justice, and opportunity for all.

Specifically, we are demanding that President Biden stop approving fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency before the end of the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Will you help us send the message by writing a letter to your local paper with our demands?

For decades, Indigenous communities, farmers, landowners and climate activists have had to play whack-a-mole against the latest dangerous fossil fuel project. Pipelines like Line 3 and Dakota Access violate treaty rights. Petrochemical facilities like the proposed Formosa plastics plant would double down on environmental racism in Louisiana’s infamous “Cancer Alley.”

But Biden can stop all these projects and direct his administration to say no more fossil fuels, period. Read more about our demands for President Biden here.

The Climate talks are entering their second week, and new reporting shows that the promises Biden and other global leaders have made so far aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. But hope is a renewable resource too. If we can connect the dots between the urgent need for global leadership, Biden’s opportunity to show leadership through executive action (not more talk), and the local impacts of climate change, we can change the game.

Imagine if Biden were judged not on his climate commitments, but on the executive action he’s taking to shut down fossil fuels. Media outlets all over the country are looking to explain how global climate change impacts local communities. It’s up to us to tell the story, connect the dots, and demand action.

Our LTE tool compiles the contact information of more than 100 local papers so submitting a message is quick and easy for you. If you prefer to submit your letter yourself, check out the full LTE guide here, which includes links to local papers sorted by state.