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Seth Gladstone –

Biden Says More Fossil Fuels--Scientists Say No

250+ Prominent Scientists Demand that Biden Halt New Oil and Gas Development Now


In a letter sent to President Biden this morning, more than 250 scientists - coordinated by the national environmental advocacy group Food & Water Watch and acclaimed climate experts Peter Kalmus (UCLA), Sandra Steingraber (Science and Environmental Health Network), Robert Howarth (Cornell University), Mark Jacobson (Stanford University) and Michael Mann (Penn State University) - called on the Biden administration to immediately halt all new development of oil and gas infrastructure and extraction in America. The letter comes in response to the administration's recent indications that it intends to facilitate greater export of fracked natural gas in response to the war in Ukraine. The letter cites the most recent and up-to-date research from the International Panel on Climate Change on impacts of fossil fuel use on public health, the environment and global climate stability.

Access the letter here.

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