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Posted on Apr 19, 2016 in MASE in the News, Media/Press Releases

President Obama – Cancel the 20 April Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease sale in Santa Fe

President Obama – Cancel the 20 April Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease sale in Santa Fe

 18 April 2016 

Dear Mr. President: 

We, the undersigned organizations, write to urge you to cancel the 20 April 2016 Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease sale scheduled for Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

This lease sale, as do all new federal fossil fuel leases, continues a dangerous disconnect between your administration’s climate goals and continued use of our public lands for fossil fuel extraction. Federal leasing of publicly owned fossil fuels contributes significantly to U.S. and global greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past decade, the burning of fossil fuels from federal leasing has resulted in nationally and globally significant greenhouse gas emissions. Despite this pollution and the looming climate threat, your administration continues to lease publicly owned fossil fuels, endangering the health and welfare of communities and the planet. 

 CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY | DINÉ CITIZENS AGAINST RUINING OUR ENVIRONMENT | FOOD & WATER WATCH | FRIENDS OF THE EARTH | INTERFAITH WORKER JUSTICE NEW MEXICO | NEW ENERGY ECONOMY | NEW MEXICO INTERFAITH POWER AND LIGHT | MULTICULTURAL ALLIANCE FOR A SAFE ENVIRONMENT | RAINFOREST ACTION

Read the letter to President Obama here: 18 April Obama Cancellation Letter