Fossil fuels — coal, oil, and gas — lie at the heart of the crises we face, including public
health, racial injustice, and climate change. This report synthesizes existing research
and provides new analysis that finds that the fossil fuel industry contributes to public
health harms that kill hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. each year and
disproportionately endanger Black, Brown, Indigenous, and poor communities.
President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress have a historic opportunity to improve
public health, tackle the climate crisis, and confront systemic racism at the same time
by phasing out fossil fuel production and use.
Read the full report: Fossil Fuel Racism: How Phasing Out Oil, Gas, and Coal Can Protect Communities