Yesterday was a turning point in our movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground. For the first time ever, we shut down an auction of fossil fuels on public lands - in this case under the Gulf of Mexico - and sent a powerful message to the Obama administration and Big Oil Companies everywhere that to stop global warming we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground and finance a just transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 (or sooner).
Check out our whole reportback including video and social media posts from the day. And then, if you can, please consider chipping in a few bucks to make more of this activism possible - we're still a few hundred dollars short of our goal!
Yesterday was a huge success, but it's only the beginning. This May, a massive round of actions and protests will send a message that we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground. And in August, we'll be back in New Orleans to disrupt another auction - and as Cheri said, "We're getting bigger, stronger, smarter every time. We'll be back!"
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Drew and the #NoNewLeases in the Gulf crew at Environmental Action