Climate change can be reversed if we work together.
In a huge victory for the planet, the Biden Administration just announced a pause on new liquified gas export terminals effective immediately, halting emissions that would have been the equivalent of over 550 new coal-fired power plants. It is a bold step towards following through on commitments made at COP 28 to transition away from fossil fuels.
Calling the climate crisis "the existential threat of our time." President Biden stated that he would "heed the calls of young people and frontline communities who are using their voices to demand action from those with the power to act.”
This historic win was only possible because of the joint efforts of thousands. Front line communities in Texas and Louisiana took local action while thousands of others marched, wrote letters, signed petitions, and committed to coming to Washington for a sit in.
But much work still lies ahead. As Roishetta Ozane, Director of the Vessel Project of Louisiana reminds us, “This announcement is a reason to celebrate, but it is also a reminder that our work is far from over.”
Join Catholic Climate Covenant for a webinar, "U.S. Catholic Climate Policy Priorities and Challenges" on Wednesday, January 31st at 2 pm ET to hear from Catholic organizations including the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns about how to continue work together to achieve more victories necessary to saving our Common Home.