Republicans mock Green New Deal: 'It's loony'

Cristina Cross
February 12, 2019

Ed Markey (D-Mass.)-with renewed energy to build "an unprecedented political coalition" to radically transform the nation's energy system and address the climate crisis while also facilitating a just transition to a new, greener economy.

As IJR previously reported, Ocasio-Cortez's rollout of her long-awaited Green New Deal resolution was met with laughter after a fact-sheet about the resolution claimed that the longterm goals included replacing air travel with trains, renovating every building in America, and stopping cows from farting.

"I definitely support this movement".

He said Ocasio-Cortez does not support some of the more outlandish left-wing proposals, which were saved before they were taken off her website.

"The Green New Deal is now a litmus test for progressive leadership in 2019", Prakash said. A large contingent of the NY delegation already co-sponsored the resolution, and districts like Suozzi's, which stretches along the North Shore of Long Island from Queens into Suffolk County, face catastrophic risks from sea level rise and more violent storms.

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The billionaire businessman and a proud climate change skeptic stopped short of traditionally branding it the "worst deal" ever, but he apparently believes spending trillions to fully transform and rebuild the United States economy would be a waste that'd undermine America's competitive advantage on the world stage. Global warming is a threat to the planet.

The Bronx having one of the highest child asthma rates isn't an accident. He called the project "daunting" but said in a Facebook post, "The real question is, can we afford not to enact the Green New Deal?"

Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) on Thursday released a 14-page document outlining their Green New Deal, an attempt to drastically overhaul the US economy and energy system.

Calling climate change "a national emergency", Buttigieg said the concept matched "a sense of urgency about that problem of climate change with a sense of opportunity around what the solutions might represent".

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