‘Green dream or whatever’: AOC leads Democrat push for U.S. economic revolution

Ocasio-Cortez Seeks More Co-Sponsors As the Introduction of Green New Deal Legislation Approaches

Ocasio-Cortez Seeks More Co-Sponsors As the Introduction of Green New Deal Legislation Approaches

Ed Markey of MA on the policy, which aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.

With a whiff of presidential politics and a rock-star freshman in attendance, Democrats drew an unusually large crowd for the Green New Deal unveiling.

It also picked up the support Thursday of former Vice President Al Gore, who released a statement saying it marked "the beginning of a crucial dialogue on climate legislation in the U.S". "And so that's really what we're trying to accomplish with the Green New Deal". It envisages sweeping measures to combat both climate change and a raft of social ills.

The panel will be chaired by Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida, who was chosen in December. Ed Markey held to unveil their resolution calling for a "Green New Deal".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she welcomes "the enthusiasm" of backers of a Green New Deal, but she stopped short of supporting it. Hours earlier, Pelosi said she had not yet read the Green New Deal.

"Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal represents an quake in the Democratic Party and American politics where a working class Latina bartender from the Bronx is now proposing and leading the most serious solution to rewrite America's social contract and stave off climate disaster". Pelosi wants this panel to work on educating people on the issue; she has already said it won't write any bills, at least not in this session.

"It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive", Speaker Pelosi told Politico on Wednesday.

India opt to bowl; No Mithali in XI
"Of course, this format demands aggressive batting and I'll try to display it tomorrow and in the further matches", Dhawan added. They beat India 2-0 in the 2008-09 in the sole bilateral series played on New Zealand soil till date.

Before she was sworn into office on January 3, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started talking about the need for a Green New Deal - a sweeping proposal that would radically change the USA, taking us from dependence on fossil fuels to a renewable energy-based economy in just 12 years. It's aimed a transforming the American economy by ending its dependence on fossil fuels, investing heavily in renewable energy like solar and wind and sparking large-scale job-creation. President Donald Trump has scrapped Obama's plan, which imposed emissions limits on coal-fired power plants, as a job-killer.

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.

The Democrats are likely to meet resistance to their proposal in Congress, especially in the Republican-controlled Senate. There are specific flaws, too, including the neglect of nuclear power as a potentially important bridge between fossil fuels and the ideal of all-renewable energy.

It was created to examine new climate change policies and does not have the sole objective of focusing on the Green New Deal, another complaint from the supporters of the proposal.

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.

Ocasio-Cortez also expressed such hope during her Green New Deal press conference Thursday.

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