Last Chance to Stop Willow

Last Month, the Biden administration took another step closer to the bring of climate catastrophe by approving the Willow Arctic oil project in Alaska. Biden ran on climate change, and repeatedly promised to ban fossil fuel extraction on public lands and waters, and especially in the sensitive Arctic.

Biden lied. Since taking office his Administration has approved more new oil and gas leases than even the defeated former President Trump. And with a final decision rapidly approaching on Willow, news reports make clear that he is squirming to do anything to say yes to more oil and gas extraction, and pin the blame on his indigenous Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland.

But here’s the thing, Sec. Haaland doesn’t want to say yes to Willowthe Final Environmental Impact Statement her agency released last month clearly says that they have concerns with Willow’s climate and environmental impacts, and it leaves the door open to her saying no.

In response, the White House has taken the decision away from Haaland, and the whole world has been watching. Together with allies from the western Arctic, and amplified by some of the most popular voices on social media, calls to #StopWillow have been seen more than 60 million times on social media, and have generated almost 1 million new comments in opposition to the project. 

Can you add your voice to the calls to #StopWillow? Click here to send a quick email to the White House with our friends at People vs Fossil Fuels, then pick up the phone and call the White House at 202-456-1111 and tell President Biden to say NO to the Willow Arctic oil project.

If you’ve already made a call, or you want to do more — Click here to join a phone bank and help us drive even more calls to the White House at this critical moment.

Willow is a carbon bomb that our climate cannot afford. If approved, it would emit 278 million metric tons of climate pollution over the next 30 years, and increase temperatures in a region that’s already warming four times faster than the rest of the world. Willow will disproportionately impact the community of Nuiqsut, a predominantly Iñupiaq village of about 500 people already suffering extreme pollution from existing oil projects. 

The Biden administration is expected to issue its final decision on the project as soon as March 6th. That means we still have time to pressure Biden and his Department of Interior to deny this dangerous project, #StopWillow, and prevent this climate bomb!