April 20, 2021

Ahead of Biden Climate Summit, Movement Sends Clear Message to Biden: Time’s Up for Fossil Fuels

Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, youth strikers, climate impacted communities, and climate and environmental justice activists are joining together to escalate the demand for President Joe Biden to #BuildBackFossilFree and stop all new fossil fuel projects, ahead of his Leaders Summit on Climate from April 22-23.

WHAT: Ahead of Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate from April 22-23, a Climate Clock will travel from Union Square in New York City to the White House in Washington, D.C. with a petition demanding Biden and world leaders stop all fossil fuel projects, starting with the Dakota Access pipeline, Line 3, and protecting the Gulf. We are officially asking Biden, Harris, and John Kerry to receive the petition in person.

WHY: The climate crisis is here. We have less than seven years to avoid the worst of it. Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate presents a key opportunity for world leaders to commit to bold, transformative climate ambition ahead of COP26 in November. Biden and world leaders must drastically increase emissions targets to limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius. To do that, they must keep fossil fuels in the ground, including by stopping all new fossil fuel projects. 

WHEN & WHERE: April 21, 2021: Union Station at 10:00 am ET to the east side of the White House on 15th Street at 11:00 am ET.

WHO: Leaders representing climate impacted communities are demanding Biden keep fossil fuels in the ground and pursue transformative climate action. Speakers include:

  • Natalie Mebane, 350.org
  • Silas Neeland, White Earth Nation
  • Morgan Brings Plenty, Indigenous Environmental Network
  • Elsa Mengistu, Climate Justice Consultant
  • Sharon Lavigne, RISE St. James


Press contacts: Denali Nalamalapu & Lindsay Meiman, [email protected]