Recently sworn-in Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez finally lifted the curtain on her ‘Green New Deal’ Thursday; calling for sweeping environmental and energy changes as House Speaker Pelosi dismissed the policy as a “Green Dream.”
The proposal calls for a 10-year transition from fossil fuels towards 100% renewable energy across the country, as well as sweeping social changes including new infrastructure, a revamped healthcare system, and a federal jobs program.
“The Green New Deal fully tackles the existential threat posed by climate change by presenting a comprehensive, 10-year plan that is as big as the problem it hopes to solve while creating a new era of shared prosperity,” says a summary of the legislation.
“It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,” Speaker Pelosi told Politico on Wednesday. “The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it right?”
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