‘Green dream or whatever’: AOC leads Democrat push for U.S. economic revolution
08 February, 2019, 02:55 | Author: Rachel Logan
The Republican Study Committee pointed out the dichotomy Thursday, shortly after the New YorkDemocrat launched her sweeping environmental plan aimed at achieving zero-net greenhouse-gas emissions in 10 years.
The freshman congresswoman, along with Sen.
Ben Domenech of the Federalist actually wrote a list of ten "most insane" points from the GND, including the elimination of all internal combustion engines, including cars and airplanes ("Good luck Hawaii!"), and refurbishing every single building in the US. Pelosi said Wednesday, however, the panel would not be tasked with writing a specific bill, and brushed off the idea of the Green New Deal as a "suggestion".
The panel will be chaired by Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida, who was chosen in December. Ed Markey of MA are teaming up on the plan.
Although Pelosi has experience as speaker pushing climate change policies under previous administrations, more progressive members have questioned her eagerness to support an ambitious new climate proposal.
The 14-page resolution envisions a shift to 100% renewable and zero-emission energy sources, and calls for the creation of millions of new high-wage jobs to help wipe out poverty.
"Now that this resolution is released, we're taking the fight to districts across the country to build the political and public support for the Green New Deal, and get thousands of organizations signed on to back the resolution", said Stephen O'Hanlon, spokesman for the Sunrise Movement, which has pushed for the Green New Deal and staged protests at the Capitol, including a sit-in at Pelosi's office.
"The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right?" she told reporters.
While setting lofty goals, the plan does not explicitly call for eliminating the use of fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas, a nod to pragmatism that may disappoint some of Ocasio-Cortez's strongest backers.
The Democrats are likely to meet resistance to their proposal in Congress, especially in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Thursday criticized U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and argued in support of undocumented Latinos in the United States, saying the latter can not be "criminalized" on "Native" U.S. land because they are "descendants of Native people".
The last four years were the warmest on record, the United Nations' World Meteorological Organization said this week, linking the trend to greenhouse-gas emissions. She said she doesn't "consider that to be a dismissive term".
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow asked Ocasio-Cortez to respond to a primetime address President Donald Trump gave last month about the situation at the USA southern border, prompting her to castigate the president for requesting funding for ICE.
It was created to examine new climate change policies and does not have the sole goal of focusing on the Green New Deal, another complaint from the supporters of the proposal.
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The teams agreed to the deal Sunday and completed a conference call with the National Basketball Association on Monday. The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired swingman Rodney Hood from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-player trade.
This means that "highways, roads, walkways and parking lots" are likely going to become icy and inevitably risky and slippery. Rozinskis said things will warm up on Thursday, before a return to unseasonably cold daytime temperatures for the weekend.
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Following a private search , the plane that was carrying Emiliano Sala has been found at the bottom of the English Channel. He said the families of Sala and Ibbotson, who was registered as its pilot, have been notified by police.
While they're still not quite at the Warriors level yet, the 76ers are building a nice foundation for a strong playoff push. Redick, Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid , the Sixers now have arguably the most talented group in the Eastern Conference.
According to BBC Wales, Nantes have given Cardiff a 10-day ultimatum over the first payment of between five and six million euros. Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson have been missing since shortly after their plane took off from France on January 21.
Anyway, the Catalan club move six points clear of Atletico Madrid who resume their league campaign on Sunday against Real Betis. Neto clawed away Coutinho's cross which deflected off Ezequiel Garay's chest before Valencia doubled their lead.
You're going to have to give up a fortune to get Davis, and that's not worth doing unless you get him for the next several years. Davis informed the Pelicans that he wouldn't sign a five-year, $239 million supermax contract this summer or next.
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