Green Party joins others in demanding that Biden commit to phase out fossil fuels

  • Climate Advocates to Rally In Albany, Demanding President Biden Commit to Phasing Out Fossil Fuels In His First State of the Union

  • A wide array of climate, Indigenous, social justice, and progressive groups to call on President Biden to use his executive authority to declare a climate emergency, stop approving fossil fuel projects and more

ALBANY, NY – After two years of broken climate promises, advocates in New York and across the country are pressuring President Biden in advance of his State of the Union address to quickly deliver on his campaign promises by declaring a climate emergency and stopping the federal approval of new fossil fuel projects.

New York advocates from the nationwide Build Back Fossil Free Coalition will rally in Albany to demand bolder climate leadership from President Biden. The rally comes on the heels of the release of a letter signed by over one thousand organizations from all 50 states and Puerto Rico urging Biden to use the power of his pen to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

The event comes the day after the IPCC released a new report that the dangers of climate change are mounting so rapidly that they could soon overwhelm the ability of both nature and humanity to adapt unless greenhouse gas emissions are quickly reduced.

Scheduled to speak:

  • Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch
  • Mark Dunlea, PAUSE (People of Albany United for Safe Energy)
  • Doug Bullock, First Vice-President, Albany Central Labor Federation
  • Michael Richardson, Rivers & Mountains GreenFaith Circle
  • Julie Farrar, Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley
  • Pippa Bartolotti, Upper Hudson Green Party


  • PAUSE (People of Albany United for Safe Energy)
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Green Faith
  • Upper Hudson Green Party
  • Green Education and Legal Fund

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  • david doonan
    published this page in Calendar 2022-02-28 16:52:56 -0500