As we emerge from this historic pandemic, President Biden has committed to “Build Back Better.” Friends of the Earth believes that this economic rebuilding has the potential to foster a transformation that is much bolder than an incrementally improved version of the status quo.
We envision a once-in-generation just transition from an extractive economy to an ecologically regenerative society — a transformation that closes gaps in racial and wealth inequality, and creates a healthy and just world for us all.
We need to build back:
Dozens of groups urged leaders to increase funding for executive orders to spur renewable energy production under the Defense Production Act.
The DOI issued a draft five-year offshore oil and gas drilling plan, which is opposed by coastal communities and national climate groups.
This action is in direct contradiction to Biden’s campaign promise to stop new oil and gas leasing on public lands.