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End Fossil Fuels Pledge: Candidates Promising Bold Climate Action

Food & Water Action is asking 2024 candidates at all levels of government — local, state, and federal — to pledge to move off fossil fuels and support real climate solutions.

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The science couldn’t be clearer: in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change, we need to rapidly transition off fossil fuels and onto 100% renewable energy. To do that, we need elected officials at every level of government who will oppose any expansion of fossil fuels and fight for real climate solutions. 

We know that the climate crisis can’t be solved while still depending on coal, oil, and gas, so we’re exposing Capture and Storage (CCS) — the fossil fuel industry’s biggest scheme. Right now, the federal government is planning to spend billions of dollars on this technology, which has never fully succeeded in capturing emissions. Read more on the carbon capture scam here.

This year, Food & Water Action is asking candidates to take the pledge to stand against fossil fuel industry schemes and help us lead the transition to renewable energy.

Pledge Language

I accept the science that says humankind’s use of fossil fuels is the primary driver of dangerous global climate change.

Therefore, as a candidate for elected office, I pledge to put people and the planet before corporate profits by leading efforts to stop new fossil fuel development and achieve a just transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. The catastrophic impact of fossil fuels on public health and climate change-driven extreme weather events shows that we must act now.

If elected, I will 

  • oppose any policies that will expand or extend fossil fuel production, use, or transport, including carbon capture and hydrogen, which will keep us dependent on oil and gas. 
  • advance efforts to quickly transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, including policies to increase electrification and energy efficiency;
  • support efforts to address the toxic legacy of fossil fuels in our communities, especially those most impacted including indigenous peoples, communities of color, low low-income and rural communities;
  • support the declaration of a national climate emergency.

Are you a candidate for elected office? Sign the pledge here.

Current List of Signers

Has your candidate taken the pledge?

  • Check back soon for our first round of signers!

Get Involved

Two young volunteers stand with signs that read "100% Renewables now!" and "Off fossil fuels." They stand in front of a building with a poster that reads "New York State Senator John C. Liu 11th Senate District" in the window.
Food & Water Action volunteers ahead of a meeting with New York State Senator John C. Liu.

Getting candidates to sign the pledge is an important way to educate leaders on climate solutions and identify the candidates who will fight for them, if elected. Food & Water Action volunteers will be asking candidates in their communities to sign the pledge throughout the 2024 election cycle. 

Help us recruit more candidates to take the pledge!

Questions? Email: [email protected]

Candidates listed on this page have signed the End Fossil Fuels Candidate Pledge. Signing this pledge does not constitute an endorsement by Food & Water Action or any other organization.