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© 2019 Earth Care's YUCCA  (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action) Project

Contact us at YUCCA@earthcarenm.org

OUR DEMANDS

1) Create A Just Transition from Oil & Gas Revenues to pay for the research, planning, and implementation necessary to end NM's dependence on fossil fuel revenues, achieve carbon neutrality for our state, and build a sustainable economy that works for all New Mexicans

2) Support comprehensive climate legislation to achieve 100% renewables  no later than 2030 (nuclear energy is not renewable energy) with equity, racial, economic, environmental justice and community solutions at the center.

 

3) A Moratorium on fracking to protect our precious water and health

4) Community Solar Legislation so that our Communities can advance our climate mitigation goals now.

5) We also Call on the Governor and other elected officials in New Mexico to:

  • Declare a climate emergency

  • Sign on to the Equitable & Just Climate Platform

  • Sign onto and advocate for the Green New Deal

  • Pledge to stop taking fossil fuel & utility money

We will no longer allow the education, social service, and infrastructure needs of New Mexicans to be held hostage by fossil fuel extraction that threatens our existence.

 

We hold our state government accountable for the failure to plan and generate alternatives to fossil-fuel dependency over the last 50 years.

 

We raise the fact that despite our oil and gas “riches” - our state remains one of the poorest with failing education and health care systems, unmatched levels of childhood poverty and food insecurity, and limited economic opportunities.

 

The fossil fuel industry has clearly NOT been working for New Mexicans;

HOW WE TRANSITION MATTERS!

●  Transition planning and implementation must be designed to address the needs and demands of those most affected by the climate crisis;

●  Renewable energy investment must explicitly address equity issues, be paired with investment in energy conservation and efficiency, and be designed to maximize community benefits and control (such as community solar);

●  We are committed to centering the voices of indigenous, (low-income) youth (of color) in the planning process, as our voices have historically been divested of any semblance of decision-making authority;

●  We demand a just transition that prioritizes indigenous sovereignty; establishes reparations and remediation led by and for Indigenous people, people of color and poor communities for years of environmental injustice, establishes legal rights for ecosystems to thrive and regenerate in perpetuity, and repairs the effects of ongoing ecocide to prevent extinction of human and all species, in order to maintain a livable, just planet for all. 

 

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