People vs Fossil Fuels

September 5, 2023
People vs Fossil Fuels is an Indigenous and Frontline-led coalition made up of over 1,200 organizations from around the country.

Hundreds of faith communities and organizations are signed on and take action as a tangible expression of their values, witness, and faith. GreenFaith is a key partner and sits on the steering committee of the coalition.

Why now?

Our planet, our lives, and our future are threatened by climate chaos and fossil fuel production.
Fossil fuel projects are a daily health and justice disaster for communities that live near them — especially Indigenous, Black, Brown, Latinx, Asian & Pacific Islander, and other communities of the global majority fighting a long legacy of environmental racism and toxic pollution.
Fossil fuel development is damaging our public lands and sacred Indigenous sites. Fracking continues to contaminate our water and endanger public health. Expansion of oil and gas exports to new markets and major plastics facilities jeopardize the health and safety of communities in the Gulf South and across the country.

Our diverse faith traditions teach us that these harms to communities and the planet are deeply immoral and unnecessary.

Our climate future depends on stopping new oil, gas, and coal projects now and swiftly phasing out existing fossil fuel production. Leaders can either choose to side with people and phase out fossil fuels, or they can side with industry and drag the world deeper into a state of climate emergency.


People vs Fossil Fuels is calling on President Biden to:

  1. Declare a climate emergency and rapidly advance just, renewable energy
  2. Ban Federal Fossil Fuel Leasing, to end onshore and offshore drilling
  3. Stop the Federal Approval of All New Fossil Fuel Projects and Exports
Join Us

To join People vs Fossil Fuels, sign this petition to President Biden.

Your congregation or faith organization can also join People vs Fossil Fuels here.

You can also join GreenFaith and many partners at the March to End Fossil Fuels faith hub in New York City on September 17th! Thousands of us will demand President Biden take bold climate action. Not near NYC? Check out the map of global, distributed actions here.


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