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Democrats float 'Green New Deal' to end fossil fuel era

Democrats float 'Green New Deal' to end fossil fuel era

Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ed Markey are promoting the "Green New Deal" as a policy proposal as one that could become a massive vehicle for cutting carbon emissions and creating jobs in the renewable energy sector.

"It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive", Pelosi told Politico in an interview.

At least a half dozen Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls have said they would adopt Green New Deal policies, without offering specifics. On Thursday morning, Pelosi announced a new committee that she'd established.

Ocasio-Cortez said she will immediately begin to work on legislation that would "fully flesh out the projects involved in the Green New Deal". Ed Markey of MA are introducing a joint resolution Thursday laying out the main elements of a legislative plan. "I'm so excited by that", Ocasio-Cortez said.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the following Democrats were selected to the new climate change committee: "Reps".

But the "Green New Deal" has many detractors. She couldn't even remember the name.

"Not only will we not agree to fund [ICE], but we are here to say that an agency like ICE, which repeatedly and systematically violates human rights, does not deserve a dime", she continued. She said Pelosi asked her to serve on the committee, but she declined because it focuses on investigations.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wasn't quite as eager about the plan as the freshman representative.

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The reaction on Twitter was unrestrained in its criticism, while other simply poked fun at Ocasio-Cortez's plan.

Pelosi said, "I welcome the new deal and any other proposals".

In the past decade, she has already seen Democrats try and fail to pass a sweeping cap-and-trade climate law.

"I guess I can understand if someone who has not had a lot of life experience and they're proposing something that's extremely unrealistic", GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado said at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing Wednesday.

"The green generation has risen up, and they are saying they want this issue solved", Markey said.

Pelosi said Reps. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, Joe Neguse of Colorado, Donald McEachin of Virginia and Sean Casten of IL will serve on the panel, along with three Californians: Julia Brownley, Jared Huffman and Mike Levin. Earlier Thursday, progressive lawmakers published an outline of the proposal which they claim is created to solve "climate change" and "systemic injustice" by reducing "pollution and greenhouse gas emissions" to meet "100 percent of the power demand" through "clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources".

"We. need to be sure that workers now employed in fossil fuel industries have higher-wages and better jobs available to them to be able to make this transition, and a federal jobs guarantee ensures that no worker is left behind", according to a summary of the plan.

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