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People vs. Fossil fUels

People vs. Fossil Fuels is a coalition of over 1,200 groups pressuring President Biden to declare a climate emergency and stop the federal approval of all new fossil fuel projects.


People vs Fossil Fuels - Editor's Choice

People vs Fossil Fuels - Editor's Choice

Day 1 - People vs Fossil Fuels - Indigenous Peoples Day- October 11

Day 1 - People vs Fossil Fuels - Indigenous Peoples Day

Day 2 - People vs Fossil Fuels - Fossil fuels are driving the climate crisis - October 12

Day 2 - People vs Fossil Fuels - Fossil Fuels Are Driving the Climate Crisis

Army Corps Action - People vs Fossil Fuels Day 2

Army Corps Action - People vs Fossil Fuels Day 2

Army Corps Action - People vs Fossil Fuels Day 2

Army Corps Action - People vs Fossil Fuels Day 2

Day 3 - People vs Fossil Fuels - Climate chaos is happening now - October 13

Day 3 - People vs Fossil Fuels - Climate chaos is happening now - Oct 13

Day 4 - People vs Fossil Fuels - We need real solutions, not false promises

Day 4 - People vs Fossil Fuels - We need real solutions, not false promises

Bureau of Indian Affairs Action - People vs Fossil Fuels

Bureau of Indian Affairs Action - People vs Fossil Fuels

Day 5 - People vs Fossil Fuels -We did not vote for fossil fuels. Youth-led action - October 15

Day 5 - People vs Fossil Fuels -We did not vote for this

Stand with us

Read the full invitation from frontline leaders.

“We are asking you to stand with us. As representatives of communities who have carried the brunt of the harm from fossil fuels for generations, we ask you to join us in solidarity…If we all come together, put our bodies on the line in the name of climate justice, we may be able to change the course of history.”

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It’s Time

to End

the Era of

Fossil Fuels

President Biden promised to be a climate champion, respect Indigenous rights, and fight for environmental justice. But while he has taken important steps, he’s failed on the most important test: stopping the fossil fuel projects that threaten our climate and communities. 

Fossil fuel projects are a daily health and justice disaster for communities that live near them — especially Indigenous, Black, Brown, and communities of color fighting a long legacy of environmental racism and toxic pollution. Pipelines like Line 3, Line 5, Mountain Valley, and Dakota Access violate Indigenous treaty rights and threaten our land, air, and water. Fossil fuel development is damaging our public lands and sacred Indigenous sites. Fracking continues to contaminate our water and endanger public health. Expansion of oil and gas exports to new markets and major plastics facilities like the proposed Formosa Plastics plant jeopardize the health and safety of communities in the Gulf South and across the country.

All of these projects are pushing our climate to the brink of disaster.   

President Biden has the executive authority to stop new fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency. It’s the only way he can meet his climate commitments and fulfill his environmental justice promises. He must commit to doing so in order to ensure a just, sustainable future. 

About Us

People Vs. Fossil Fuels is a campaign led by hundreds of grassroots and national groups across the country. Fossil fuel pollution and climate disasters are already disrupting millions of lives. We deserve a world beyond fossil fuels: a world in which workers’ rights, community health, and our shared climate come before corporate profits. That’s why we — hundreds of groups representing millions of people across the country fighting for climate, racial, and economic justice — are coming together to ensure Biden becomes the climate president he promised to be.


Action Center on Race & the Economy
Action for the Climate Emergency
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Amazon Watch
Animals Are Sentient Beings
Arm in Arm
Berks Gas Truth
Beyond Extreme Energy
Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League
Bold Alliance
California Communities Against Toxics
Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas
Catskill Mountainkeeper
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Climate Integrity
Center for International Environmental Law
Central Jersey Environmental Defenders
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective
Church of the Covenant of Boston, MA
Church Women United in New York State
Climate Action Now Western Mass
Climate Crisis Policy
Climate First!
Climate Hawks Vote
Climate Justice Alliance
The Climate Mobilization
Climate Reality Massachusetts Southcoast
Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline New Jersey
CODEPINK San Francisco Bay Area
Common Ground Rising
Conejo Climate Coalition
Connecticut Climate Crisis Mobilization
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Divest New Jersey
Don’t Gas the Meadowlands Coalition
Earth Ethics
Education, Economics, Environmental, Climate & Health Organization
Endangered Habitats League
Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay
Faith Communities Environmental Network
Food & Water Watch
Fossil Free California
Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard
Foundation Earth
Franciscan Response to Fossil Fuel
Fresnans against Fracking
Fridays for Future USA
Friends of the Earth U.S.
Future Coalition
Future Generations
The Future Left
Global Exchange
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
Green Amendments for the Generations
Green New Now
Green State Solutions
Hip Hop Caucus
Honor the Earth
Human Dimensions TV
In the Shadow of the Wolf
Indigenous Environmental Network
Indigenous Peoples Power Project
Institute for Policy Studies Climate Policy Program
International Indigenous Youth Council Rocky Mountains
International Student Environmental Coalition
Labor Network for Sustainability
Latin American Teachers Association
Let’s Green California!
Loudoun Climate Project
Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health
Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light
Move to Amend
Movement Rights
Muslim Delegates
NDN Collective
New Jersey State Industrial Union Council
New Mexico Climate Justice
New York Communities for Change
North American Climate, Conservation & Environment
North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light
Nuclear Information & Resource Service
Oceanic Preservation Society
Oil Change International
Oil & Gas Action Network
Our Revolution
Our Revolution Michigan
The Outrage
People’s Action
Peoples Climate Movement – NY
People’s Organization for Progress
Port Arthur Community Action Network
Power Shift Network
Progressive Democrats of America
Protect Our Water Heritage Rights
Pueblo Action Alliance
Quaker Earthcare Witness
The Quantum Institute
Rainforest Action Network
Rise St. James
River Valley Organizing
Rutgers Council American Association of University Professors – American Federation of Teachers
Seventh Generation
Sierra Club
SOMA Action
Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic
Springfield Climate Justice Coalition
Stepping Stones Resources
Sunrise Movement
Sunrise Movement Evansville
Sunrise Movement North Carolina
Surfrider Foundation Los Angeles Chapter
TakeAction Minnesota
Texas Coalition Against Pipelines
Unitarian Universalist Association
Unitarian Universalist Mass Action
Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
The Wei
WESPAC Foundation
West End Revitalization Association
WildEarth Guardians
Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network
The YEARS Project
Youth Emergency Auxiliary Service
Zero Hour
2degrees Northampton
198 methods
350 Bay Area Action
350 Central Mass
350 Chicago
350 Colorado
350 DC
350 Eugene
350 Massachusetts
350 New Jersey – Rockland
350 PDX
350 Tacoma
350 Triangle