Our Demands

The science is clear — we need to stop burning fossil fuels and start investing aggressively in a transition to community-powered renewable energy.

There is no more denying it; we’re in a climate emergency and failure to act risks catastrophic impacts to the planet and wildlife, our families, our communities, and our economy.

But the fossil fuel corporations, and the elected leaders beholden to them, aren’t moving fast enough. It will take a sustained movement of millions of people to win the transformative change we need.

We can win that change, but we need everyone on board, starting now.

It is time for a global reckoning with the fossil fuel industry. We know that oil corporations like Exxon, Shell, Chevron, and BP will throw their weight behind blocking climate action, having captured our democracy and deceived the public for decades about who they are and what they stand for.

Our movement demands a reckoning for those that profit at the expense of people and the planet. It is time for our leaders to act with the boldness and ambition that the moment calls for.

  1. A Green New Deal
    • Immediately pass a Green New Deal which transforms our economy to 100% community-powered, renewable energy and phases out all fossil fuel extraction through a just and equitable transition, creating millions of family-sustaining, union jobs.
  2. No new fossil fuels
    • We cannot fight the climate crisis and continue to dig up and burn fossil fuels at the same time. Scientists are urgently calling for a 50% reduction of fossil fuels within a decade, and then a continued reduction to zero emissions by 2050. Doing this requires an immediate halt to all new coal, oil and gas infrastructure and investments, and a full ban on future fossil fuel projects on land or at sea. Not one more permit, pump, or pipeline!
  3. A rapid phase-out of existing fossil fuel projects and just transition to a renewable energy economy
    • The U.S. has the resources and the ingenuity to lead the way in a transition which not only addresses the climate crisis but creates more equitable, more prosperous, and more secure communities. As we transition off fossil fuels, we must ensure it is done in a way that centers environment and social justice, and:
      • ensures workers and communities currently dependent on the fossil fuel industry have opportunities to thrive in the renewable energy economy;
      • invests in the prosperity of communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution;
      • respects Indigenous rights and sovereignty;
      • welcomes those displaced by the cumulative effects of the climate crisis, economic inequality, violence, and lack of opportunity.

Recently, Mothers & Others For Clean Air co-founder, Laura Turner Seydel, had the opportunity to travel to D.C  with her two daughters and nieces to participate in a rally to draw attention to the urgent crisis of climate change and to call for immediate and substantial action by our nation’s leaders. The rally was organized […]

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