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Use sustainable energy, stop fossil fuel pollution

Global warming, pollution, acidified and depleted oceans, fracking, critical drought, plastics choking the seas, nuclear weapons and waste--it is clear that capitalism and production for profit are destroying the planet and threatening all life. The crisis is already here, with the most vulnerable and oppressed areas bearing the brunt. Using truly sustainable energy and seizing the oil and coal companies to stop fossil fuel pollution, are urgent steps needed to reverse climate change.
Source: PSL's 2020 Ten Point Program (2020 Socialist Convention) , Aug 15, 2020

Stop destruction of Native lands by mining interests

Both major parties have continued to allow the destruction of Native lands by mining and corporate agricultural interests in blatant disregard of indigenous sovereign rights. 33% of Native children live in poverty and many of America's poorest counties are reservations. The crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and the over-incarceration of Native peoples shows the bankruptcy of capitalism from its earliest inception in the Americas until today.
Source: PSL's 2020 Ten Point Program (2020 Socialist Convention) , Aug 15, 2020

Join Kyoto Protocol; limit carbon emissions

The Socialist Party stands for municipal ownership and control of energy plants, in a non-profit and decentralized, but coordinated, system that ensures the most careful use of natural resources.
Source: Socialist Party USA: 2013-2015 National Platform , Nov 4, 2014

Develop solar, geothermal, wind, hydropower and biomass

We stand for municipal ownership and control of energy plants, in a non-profit and decentralized system. We call for the development of alternative energy sources including solar, geothermal, wind, hydropower and biomass to end dependence on fossil fuels.
Source: Interview of Socialist nominee Brian Moore with OnTheIssues , Apr 3, 2008

Phase out nuclear power; rejoin Kyoto Protocol

We recognize that human exploitation and environmental destruction are based on the same mechanisms. We call for public ownership and democratic control of our natural resources, the phasing out of all nuclear power plants and exportation of nuclear technology and the return to participation in international agreements (i.e. Kyoto Protocol) limiting carbon emissions and control of global warming.
Source: Interview of Socialist nominee Brian Moore with OnTheIssues , Apr 3, 2008

Our planet is facing a crisis from carbon dioxide build-up

Today, so much carbon dioxide has already built up in the environment that it endangers islands, coastlines and one-fifth to two-thirds of the world's species due to rising global temperatures. Yet, neither the Democrats nor the Republicans offer any real solution to the crisis our planet is facing.
Source: Party for Socialism and Liberation website, pslweb.org , Jan 16, 2008

Cap-and-trade allows polluters the right to pollute

The Democrats all call for emissions reductions, but generally advocate market-based "cap and trade" programs, which involve selling emissions credits. Emissions credits systems allow polluters to buy the "right" to emit a certain amount of greenhouse gas. If the corporation does not use up the credit, it can sell the credit to someone else, allowing that company to emit more gases.
Source: Party for Socialism and Liberation website, pslweb.org , Jan 16, 2008

Support Kyoto; phaseout nuclear; develop alternatives

Source: Presidential Socialist nominee website, VoteBrianMoore.com , Dec 23, 2007

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