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American clean energy – championing freedom and choice for a fossil-fuel-free American West
Climate + Energy
The promise of freedom. The power of choice. The spirit of democracy. These are cornerstones of the American identity. Yet when it comes to clean energy, these ideals are conspicuously absent.
Right now, the federal government sells our public lands to oil, gas, and coal companies, then bails them out when they go bankrupt—even when clean energy is cheaper. Meanwhile, massive utility companies deprive communities, large and small, of their freedom of choice. That doesn’t sound like “democracy” to us.
We envision a future in which communities are empowered to choose the kind of power, jobs, and local solutions that benefit current and future generations—solutions that will also enable us to confront the climate crisis. It’s time for a power shift to a fossil-fuel-free American West. A new energy Independence Day is dawning.
No More Fracking Our Public Lands
Call us in joining for a moratorium on leasing American public lands for fracking. Demand the Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management keep our fossil fuels in the ground!
Climate + Energy Program Work
WildEarth Guardians’ Climate + Energy program is focusing its energy on three campaigns.
Climate + Energy Press
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