The climate is in crisis. Scientists agree that we have ten years to take decisive action. If we are to have any chance of successfully staving off the worst impacts of climate change we must keep all remaining oil and gas in the ground.
Nothing will be more consequential to achieving progress on the climate crisis then the outcome of the 2020 election for president. Ending U.S. fossil fuel production and infrastructure, and holding fossil fuel polluters accountable is central to any successful climate policy. Therefore, we urge the candidates for president to support the following:
- Prevent all new fossil fuel infrastructure and the extraction of oil and gas.
- Phase out existing oil and gas production, with a planned, managed decline.
- Promote a just and fair transition for impacted communities and workers.
- Hold fossil fuel companies legally accountable for their role in causing the climate crisis.