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We continue to call on Governor Lujan Grisham and our lawmakers to meet our demands and declare a climate emergency & make serious moves on climate!
Climate Justice Energy Democracy Convergence
Mass Mobilization: Two-Part Event
1.16.23 | 1.17.23
We are gearing up for the 2023 Legislative Session, where we'll be pushing for our Just Transition Fund demand, cleanup of contamination from the San Juan Coal plant, Local Choice Energy, the Green Amendment, and protections for frontline communities from oil and gas development.
(Read more about our 2023 legisltative priorities here.)
YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action) is hosting a Climate Justice & Energy Democracy Convergence on January 16, 2023, and a large mobilization on the 1st day of the 2023 legislative session on January 17, 2023.
NO FALSE SOLUTIONS!
We joined allied organizations at the NM Legislative Finance Committee in Prewitt and Gallup, NM to stand up against false solutions like blue hydrogen. During the 2022 Legislative Session, New Mexicans and our Reps said NO to fracked gas hydrogen in New Mexico and NO to public investment. Yet, Reps like Patty Lundstrom are continuing to push hydrogen down on NM and Indigenous communities. Now the Legislature is using interim committee hearings as a venue for hydrogen hype without a simultaneous presentation of scientific evidence. Hydrogen produced from “natural” methane gas is not a “clean” energy, nor is it renewable. We spoke against this greenwashed false solution and the need to invest in renewables in the state. We must stay vigilant given the Governor's intent to continue to pursue federal $ for a multi state hydrogen hub and state "leadership" who are bitter that their initial proposals were voted down.
2022 CLIMATE EMERGENCY EARTH DAY PROTEST
While Industry was wining & dining our electeds, we were protesting the greenwashing energy summit happening in Santa Fe, NM on Earth Day.