Meet us in NYC on Sept 17 for the march to end fossil fuels

For more than 2 years, we’ve marched, rallied, protested, and risked arrest all to demand the Biden administration end the era of fossil fuels. Instead, the Biden Administration has approved permit after permit, pipeline after pipeline — all to the befit of the fossil fuel industry that’s raking in record profits and literally destroying the planet. Now, as temperature records are smashed day after day and climate catastrophes compound all around us, the United Nations has given us a chance to finally break the cycle of pollution and end the era of fossil fuels.

It all goes down in New York City this September, and we’re going big with our plans. Can you join us?

For those of you who remember the massive climate march in New York in September of 2014, you know that these big, UN-focussed actions are about more than a moment of action – they have the potential to transform our movement for climate justice. The 2014 march pressured the Obama Administration to step up their action on climate, and led directly to the global adoption of the Paris climate agreement.

This 2023 march and action will be different, but the stakes are just as high. As we’ve told you previously, while President Biden has been doing a lot to promote renewable energy, he’s not doing nearly enough to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Biden already broke his promise to end drilling on public lands, let the Line 3 tar sands pipeline be built in Minnesotaapproved the Willow Project in Alaskaforced Congress and the courts to swallow the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and more.

Seeing all this, UN Secretary General António Guterres has summoned world leaders to New York City this September for a climate ambition summit. The price of admission for President Biden and his contemporaries is to show a real plan to stop new fossil fuel permits, expansion, and infrastructure. No more drilling, no more “net zero” equivocations. As Guterres said: “We are hurtling towards disaster, eyes wide open — with far too many willing to bet it all on wishful thinking, unproven technologies and silver bullet solutions.”

That’s where we come in – 198 methods is one of hundreds of groups planning to show up for UN summit with a focus on President Biden, and a willingness to march, rally, and risk arrest in non-violent civil disobedience to make sure he keeps his climate promises, and takes tangible action to end the era of fossil fuels.

Even the threat of this action — combined with all the work we were already doing and the undeniably horrible climate disasters unfolding all around us — has been enough to get the Biden Administration to finally take some small steps to crack down on fossil fuels like raising the cost of drilling on public lands and supporting efforts to end the 1-1 trade off between offshore oil leases and wind farms.

To stop climate change, we have to end the era of fossil fuels. You know it, I know it, the scientists and experts at the United Nations and everywhere else know it. We believe President Biden knows it too, but he hasn’t taken the necessary actions, yet. This September, meet us in New York for the march to end fossil fuels and help us start the chain reaction that will force President Biden, and the world, to do what must be done.