Tell Our Leaders:
Take the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

It’s past time for our politicians and political candidates to reject support from the fossil fuel industry and protect the health of our families, our climate, and our democracy.

The Pledge:

I pledge to not take contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industry and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits.

Taking the pledge means that a candidate’s campaign will adopt a policy to not knowingly accept any contributions over $200 from the PACs or executives of fossil fuel companies — companies whose primary business is the extraction, processing, distribution, or sale of oil, gas, or coal. We will provide a list of these companies upon request.

If you're a candidate interested in taking the pledge, please send an email to

Why Take The Pledge?

Climate change is already harming Americans today - from extreme weather to higher food and energy bills to increased public health threats. The costs of these impacts are borne by our families and our communities.

Dirty fossil fuel money is corrupting our political system and blocking bold action on climate change. Fossil fuel companies spent more than $260 million in campaign contributions and lobbying Congress in the 2016 cycle. In exchange for their cash, these companies expect to receive billions in subsidies and friendly laws that benefit polluters instead of people.

We need leaders that reject the influence of fossil fuel money and plan for a climate-safe, renewable energy future. We must separate oil & state.

The following organizations have endorsed the pledge: