MADRID, 18 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Thousands of people demonstrated this Sunday in the streets of the American city of New York to demand the end of fossil fuels from the country's president, Joe Biden.
The demands of the protesters, led by the organization 'End fossil fuels', are to stop approvals of new fossil fuels projects, gradually eliminate drilling, declare a climate emergency and provide a just transition to a renewable energy future.
"President Biden has the power to stop them by ending the expansion of fossil fuels, ensuring we all have clean air and water, and better health and safety for our communities," the organization said on its website.
"We all want to breathe clean air. Good jobs for our families. A planet where our lands and oceans thrive. But the more oil, gas and coal we burn, the more toxic air we breathe; the more heat waves, fires and floods we suffer. Everything while the rich managers of fossil fuel companies make record profits with dirty practices that pollute our communities," he added.
In addition, they have challenged the US president to choose between "climate justice" and the directors of large companies that "destroy and pollute the planet", and have accused him of failing to fulfill his promise to end the use of fossil fuels.
"President Biden is uniquely positioned to lead the world toward cleaner, cleaner energy options and eliminate dependence on dangerous fossil fuels. By taking action, he will protect our health, boost our economy, and tackle the climate crisis head-on. "said the organization.