FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2022
Contact: Jennifer K. Falcon, Indigenous Environmental Network, Fossil Free Media
As a coalition led by Black, Indigenous peoples, people of the global majority and those on the frontlines of fossil fuel industry expansion, we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and people everywhere, who are resisting attacks on their sovereignty and their homes. Everyone has the right to protect the land, air, and water, whether the threat comes from Putin’s tanks or the fossil fuel industry’s bulldozers.
President Biden missed an opportunity in his State of the Union address to lay out a clear agenda for how to end our reliance on fossil fuels – fuels that are bankrolling Putin’s regime, wreaking havoc on our communities, and destroying our climate. It is time for Biden to finally commit to protecting vulnerable communities and building back fossil free, both here in the United States and around the world.