Organization Sign On: No Fracking Waiver for NM
President Biden’s Executive Order to pause new fracking leases on federal lands is a major step in the right direction to draw down carbon emissions. On Earth day, it is expected Biden will announce a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030, based on 2005 emission levels. The EO makes clear the urgency we face. “There is little time left to avoid setting the world on a dangerous, potentially catastrophic, climate trajectory. Responding to the climate crisis will require both significant short-term global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and net-zero global emissions by mid-century or before.” New Mexico is no exception.
Governor Lujan-Grisham has requested a waiver from Biden’s EO in recognition of both the actions her Administration has already taken to address climate change and the potential fiscal impact such a fracking pause might have on the state budget. This short-sighted response to the climate chaos bearing down on all of us must be forcefully rejected.
Obtaining a waiver for NM would be a disaster for our climate and front-line communities.
Join us in sending a clear message to Governor Grisham and President Biden that NM must not seek a waiver on new fracking leases on public lands.
Here are a couple articles about MLG's efforts to get some sort of exemption via credit from the feds:
See MLG's letter to Biden here -
This org sign-on letter was started by NM Climate Justice & YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action).
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