Join Climate First! and many others this coming Thursday, as we demand that President Biden use his executive power to kill the climate-wrecking Mountain Valley Pipeline. For details and/or how to RSVP, go to bottom.
Image: A protest against the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
In backing the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) to get a deal on the debt ceiling, the Biden administration was likely thinking, in part, that it would win in the long-run by saving the Inflation Reduction Act--the largest U.S. climate bill ever signed into law--and other popular programs from massive budget cuts that many Republicans wanted to enact. However, the administration needs to remember that the International Energy Agency (IEA) said back in May 2021 that if the world was going to stay under 1.5 degrees C., a threshold mandated in the Paris Climate Accord in 2015, there could be no investment in new fossil fuel projects starting immediately. Needless to say, the IEA's strong recommendation has been violated numerous times over the past two years, and the MVP could well end up being another example of that. We must stop the MVP and other new fossil fuel projects to save the climate.
More locally, Appalachia has been deemed a sacrifice zone for decades by fossil fuel companies due to the industry's mountaintop removal (coal) mining and other destructive ways of extracting and/or transporting energy resources. We can not let the MVP add to this legacy, and thus we must stop the pipeline to secure a better, more just future for Appalachia.
Image: A homeowner's property in Franklin County, Va., that often floods due to the
MVP’s inadequate stormwater control. Photo by Anne Way Bernard.
This is President Biden’s pipeline, and he can stop MVP just like he stopped the Keystone XL pipeline. The President can solidify his climate legacy by stopping all new fossil fuel projects beginning today.
What: A peaceful protest organized by PEOPLE vs FOSSIL FUELS (and others) at The White House calling on President Biden to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline project.
When: Thursday, June 8, 2023, 2 to 4 pm, EDT.
Where: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. Closest metro stops: McPherson Square (Blue, Orange & Silver Lines), & Farragut North (Red Line).
Misc: Please RSVP to the event. Also, this action will set-off a stampede of distributed actions across the U.S. from June 8 - 11th with thousands of people calling on President Biden to stop all new fossil fuel projects.