Eighteen environmental, environmental justice and public health advocacy groups have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, calling on his administration to embrace clean energy and climate action and abandon its ‘all of the above’ energy policy.
‘We believe that continued reliance on an 'all of the above' energy strategy would be fundamentally at odds with your goal of cutting carbon pollution and would undermine our nation's capacity to respond to the threat of climate disruption,’ say the groups in the letter.
"With record-high atmospheric carbon concentrations and the rising threat of extreme heat, drought, wildfires and super storms, America's energy policies must reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, not simply reduce our dependence on foreign oil," the letter continues.
Ultimately, the coalition says the energy policy is "a compromise that future generations can't afford."
The groups include the Sierra Club, Environment America, American Rivers, Clean Water Action, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, Energy Action Coalition, Environmental Defense Fund, Friends of the Earth, League of Conservation Voters, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Native American Rights Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, Oceana, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Population Connection, and Voices for Progress.
The full letter is available here.