Fossil Fuels Harm Us
We pay a high price for our addiction to “cheap” fuels: coal, oil and gas. Millions of people suffer from cancer, asthma and heart attacks.
Around the world, smog from nearby industries that burn fossil fuels frequently swallows cities whole. Images of people wearing masks to protect themselves from dangerous air pollution have become common place.
We help grassroots leaders expose the true costs of fossil fuels and protect community health.
- If your child gets asthma, the fossil fuel industry doesn't pay.James Hansen, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
- There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.Robert Orben, Comedy Writer
- Life and Death
We Don’t Need to Trade Our Health for Outdated Energy
Fossil fuels powered the industrial revolution. But they are dirty and dangerous from start to finish.
Worse, they are outdated.
A revolution in clean energy is ready to replace dirty fossil fuels. And we will be better off for it.
The personal and economic losses are staggering. In the U.S. alone, coal-related injuries and deaths cost half a trillion dollars. In fact, the money we spend to deal with the health impacts exceeds the economic value generated by using fossil fuels in the first place.
We partner with community leaders who watchdog their rivers and lakes, air and water, and forests, grasslands and wetlands.
These brave leaders want to build healthy, successful, prosperous communities, and they know that doing so requires moving beyond coal, oil and gas.