ACTION: Urge our Senators Casey and Toomey to co-sponsor the ‘Keep it in the Ground Act, S.2238).
We, the people, own huge tracts of land in the Bureau of Land Management areas out west, in our National Forests and National Parks closer to home, in our National Monuments, and under marine sanctuaries. We hold the mineral leases under most of those lands and waters. On November 4 Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the Keep it in the Ground Act of 2015, with co-sponsors Boxer, Cardin, Gillibrand, Leahy, Sanders, and Warren. S.2238 would prohibit new and non-producing leases for coal, oil, gas, shale, and tar sands extraction on federal land as well as prevent drilling in the outer Continental Shelf.