Petition statement to be delivered to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and President Barack Obama

SAY "NO" TO DEADLY COAL

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SAY "NO" TO DEADLY COAL

To be delivered to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

Dear President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Salazar,

The director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, James Hansen, has argued that to avoid irreversible catastrophic climate devastation, we must stop all CO2 emissions from the burning of coal by 2030.

In light of the gravity of our situation, the Department of the Interior’s plan to lease large tracts of public land in Wyoming to new coal mining projects is unconscionable.

Please halt this morally reprehensible plan and rapidly move the United States beyond coal to renewable energy sources, which multiple studies have shown could power our entire economy.



There are currently 152 signatures. NEW goal - We need 200 signatures!

Petition Background

The Center for American Progress reported recently about the US Department of the Interior’s plan to lease public lands in the state of Wyoming that would provide big coal companies with 758 million tons of coal. Interior will also decide this year about leasing public lands that would provide coal companies with an additional 1.6 billion tons of coal to burn and pollute our atmosphere. In light of the urgent plea by the world’s best climate scientists to rapidly phase out coal, we are calling on President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Salazar to halt the leasing of any new public lands to coal companies.

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