Petition President Biden to Stop LNG Exports: March 2021 "We... respectfully petition you to stop the proliferation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facilities. It is urgent that your Administration takes bold steps to build a green energy economy and encourage the same worldwide. Your pledge to decarbonize and replace fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy sources requires, in the first instance, rolling back the Trump Administration’s efforts to expand dirty fossil fuels and rescue the failing Oil and Gas Industry through a policy of “energy dominance”.
One action that needs to be taken immediately is to stop the implementation of Mr. Trump’s Executive Order and subsequent rulemaking to allow the transport of LNG by rail. This is a reckless and potentially catastrophic deregulation that endangers millions of Americans. We are also asking that your administration immediately stop the Trump Administration’s changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for LNG export projects that exempt facilities from review by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) through categorical exclusions, and especially including non-FERC-jurisdictional LNG export facilities where no NEPA review had ever been performed by any federal agency. " If you or your organization wishes to sign this petition please use this link to see full letter and other signers. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZcxMFs-5aw7pNS0rDy24tWOZaj0DsWrsv-AjfDucxD1rTbQ/viewform
Sign up and use Twitter follow representatives, state, local and national who need to hear from you. Tweet President Biden and Kamala Harris and apply pressure, support and disagreement
For example President Biden needs to hear loudly and strongly from us all not to allow drilling in the Gulf or in Alaska (see The Willow Project)
Petition to President Biden to Declare a Climate Emergency
Direct the Secretary of Defense to redirect a portion of military spending to carry out a rapid construction program of renewable energy projects to meet a significant portion of the nation’s power needs; and
Invoke the Defense Production Act to provide critical loan guarantees and ensure a comprehensive buildout of just, renewable energy development that creates millions of good union jobs.
(petition period over as of August 1, 2022 with over 400K signatures)
Stay informed about your town and city council public hearings. For example in Queensbury one will be upcoming about the creation of a Climate Action Plan, municipal as well as community this fall 2022.
The CAC (Climate Action Council of NYS) has provided many opportunities to participate in its Scoping Plan for the timeline to implement the CLCPA.
Important National Public Comment about the Willow Drilling Project:
Climate groups raised the alarm and put President Joe Biden on notice after the Bureau of Land Management opened the public comment period Friday (July 8,2022)for a proposed drilling project in the Alaskan Arctic that critics warn would unleash a dangerous "carbon bomb" and threaten pristine ecosystems if given approval by the federal government. "President Biden has set admirable ambitions for tackling the climate crisis but it could all be undermined if the Willow Project moves forward." Oil giant ConocoPhillips has proposed the oil drilling and extraction Willow Project in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve, located in the Western Arctic coastal region in the far north of the state. Hundreds of state, local, and national environmental and Indigenous groups, however, have come out forcefully against the project and described the federal government's assessment of its possible impacts as flawed. "If approved the Willow project would be bigger than any other proposed oil and gas project on our nation's public lands, and it poses an unparalleled climate and biodiversity threat that puts President Biden's climate legacy at risk," said Kristen Miller, conservation director of the Alaska Wilderness League, following BLM's release on Friday of its Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS). The release of the DSEIS triggered a 45-day public comment period which by statute must precede final approval of the project. While groups have denounced ConocoPhillips initial 2020 proposal for the project as misleading and a plan that would lead to certain disaster for the region and the planet, opponents said Friday that Biden's approval or rejection of the project would likely seal his legacy as a climate champion or a leader who caved to the interests of the fossil fuel lobby. Allowing new drilling in "an area that is already being ravaged by climate change," said Miller, "would put critical wildlife and subsistence resources in the crosshairs, and it would lock us into decades of carbon-intensive oil and gas extraction." "Willow is a legacy setting project that will test whether the Biden administration is righting America's course from a dangerous climate path," she added. ... an analysis of Willow by the Center for American Progress in March showed that the emissions resulting from the project—estimated to produce 160,000 barrels of oil per day for 30 years—would "would dwarf the greenhouse gas emissions avoided by fulfilling [Biden’s] 2030 commitments on renewables on public lands and waters." Ellen Montgomery, public lands director for Environment America, said the approval simply cannot be justified in the context of the promises that Biden has made. "Allowing the Willow Project to move forward will harm irreplaceable landscapes and further exacerbate the climate crisis in a region that is especially vulnerable to rising temperatures," Montgomery said. The 250 million metric tons of emissions that would result from the project, she added, would be a "carbon bomb" that over its 30-year lifespan would be equivalent to annual emissions of nearly a third of all U.S. coal-fired power plants. "Authorizing Willow would be a significant step backward in the global climate fight," "We hope that Americans send in hundreds of thousands of public comments opposing this proposal." Now in the public registry, public comments will be accepted by BLM during three public hearings in Alaska, three separate virtual hearings online, and via this online portal. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/07/09/major-arctic-drilling-project-seen-ultimate-test-bidens-climate-legacy