YUCCA ACTION SENT A

CLIMATE QUESTIONNAIRE

TO ALL  CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1 CANDIDATES

RUNNING FOR THE 

SPECIAL CD 1 ELECTION TAKING PLACE ON 

MARCH 30, 2021

We Asked:

  • Do you agree with climate scientists that we are facing a climate emergency?
     

  • Do you agree with climate scientists that greenhouse gas emissions must be reversed within 10 years in order to achieve carbon neutrality in time to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees and to avoid catastrophic runaway climate disruption?
     

  • In your opinion, why do political leaders set benchmarks and timeframes for emissions reductions that do not comport with climate science mandates? If elected, what will you do differently than current leadership?
     

  • Who will you talk to about climate issues? Who advises you? What is your plan for community consultation on climate issues?
     

  • Do you pledge to co-sponsor the Green New Deal? Why or Why Not?
     

  • Do you support the Biden administration's Pause on Fracking and do you think New Mexico should adhere to the pause just like all other states? Why or Why Not?
     

  • Do you support the THRIVE Agenda? Why or Why Not?
     

  • Do you support the FRAC pack? Why or Why Not?
     

  • Do you support a moratorium on utility shut-offs and utility debt forgiveness? Why or Why Not?
     

  • Have you accepted any donations from fossil fuel companies or utilities?
     

  • Will you take the #fossilfree pledge?
     

  • What are your ideas to build back better?


Below you can find responses for 5 of the 8 candidates in this race listed by alphabetical order.

© 2020 YUCCA Action (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action) 

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