The Green Party of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area (GPAMA) acknowledges recent efforts by members of the Democratic Party to take on the work of a Green New Deal. American Green Party candidates have been running on a Green New Deal since 2010.
The Green Party Green New Deal says no to nuclear power. March 11 is the eighth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that led to multiple explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station that released radiation into the environment with contamination reaching the United States. Nuclear facilities in the United States face similar catastrophic risks from increasingly volatile weather events. The Green Party Green New Deal seeks to create a sustainable job program that reduces the risks of global climate change by eliminating subsidies for the fossil fuel and agribusiness industries and investing in renewal energy training and expansion through public utilities, regenerative agriculture, and ecosystem restoration all while turning away from fossil fuels and nuclear power.
Stopping perpetual war for oil and nuclear one-upsmanship will allow a drastic decrease in the military budget. We could fund research and development in renewable, clean energy sources and public transportation. Universal healthcare and universal childcare would benefit all citizens; reparations to down-winders from nuclear weapons testing could be assured; clean-up of water and land contamination around military bases could be completed.
True tax and financial reforms that end loopholes and bail-outs for the super wealthy, provide small business investment, and establish public banking would open a living-wage economy to more people and allow equitable reduction of educational and housing debt burdens.
Time will tell if the major parties have the courage to establish a carbon tax and reject corporate control of the future of our planet, but time to act is running out. The Green Party Green New Deal is the real deal.