We are beyond excited to highlight that our movement just won another BIG, big victory: Last night, a court invalidated Biden’s 80-million-acre Gulf of Mexico lease sale – the largest in US history – ruling that his administration must consider the climate impacts of oil drilling.
This win is a testament to all of YOU!! Especially frontline, Indigenous, Black and communities of the global majority, and grassroots fossil fuel fighters in the Gulf and everywhere leading the way. Shout out to the amazing attorneys and scientists who worked on this case and so many others that set the precedent before it.
We’re building on a week of frontline-led wins including a major roadblock for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, canceling Minnesota mining leases granted under Trump, and a huge step toward an end to neighborhood oil drilling in Los Angeles.
Please take a moment to celebrate on social media and help keep the pressure on Biden and the Department of the Interior to not appeal the decision on lease sale 257 and stop new leasing. You can use the sample posts and call line below to generate phone calls to staff at the Interior Department.
And if you haven’t already, please add your organization to our huge sign-on letter to Biden; it’s more important than ever to show a power and united front! https://forms.gle/
Short video with call to action: https://app.frame.io/reviews/
Frontline Black, Indigenous and communities of the global majority have been vocal about needing @JoeBiden @Interior to take action for their communities.
This is their win, but this fight is not over. #BuildBackFossilFree #KeepItInTheGround
BREAKING: A judge ruled that the @JoeBiden administration has to consider the climate impacts of oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico before awarding leases.
Call @Interior at 866-834-8040. Urge @SecDebHaaland not to appeal this court ruling and cancel the leases.
[2nd tweet in thread] Here’s a sample script. “My name is ___, I live in ___. I’m calling to urge Interior to not appeal the decision on lease sale 257 and stop all new Gulf oil leasing”
A court just revoked @POTUS @JoeBiden and @Interior @SecDebHaaland decision to lease 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling – the largest lease sale in US history.
Huge victory for Gulf communities and #PeoplevsFossilFuels! #BuildBackFossilFree
Onward in solidarity,
The Build Back Fossil Free team