Sunday, April 25, 2021

The New and Improved Green New Deal Is Still Insane; AOC says 'trampling' of 'indigenous rights' and 'racial justice' is a cause of climate change (WUT?), and related stories

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The New and Improved Green New Deal Is Still Insane:
Senator Ed Markey and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “formally” reintroduced the Green New Deal today. The first iteration of the plan, lest anyone forget, proposed the elimination of all fossil-fuel energy production; the end of all nuclear power; the phase-out of all “combustion-engine vehicles” — so trucks, airplanes, boats, and 99 percent of cars; the “retrofitting” of every home, factory, and apartment building in the country; the construction of “high speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary;” the guarantee of a government a job; a “family-sustaining” wage with free college, state-provided “healthy food,” and “safe, affordable, adequate housing” for everyone; the banning of meat; and “economic security” for all who are “unable or unwilling” to work, among other socialist grab-bag items.
All in the next decade.
The plan was met with so much derision that Ocasio-Cortez claimed her office had accidentally released a working draft to the public – and most of the media went along with the charade. Of course, even if one concedes this fiction, it is worth noting that these are the kinds of insane policies being batted around by progressives. --->READ MORE HERE
AOC says 'trampling' of 'indigenous rights' and 'racial justice' is a cause of climate change:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faulted the rejection of "indigenous rights" and "racial justice" on Tuesday as causes of climate change.
"The climate crisis is a crisis born of injustice, and it is a crisis born of the pursuit of profit at any and all human and ecological cost, which means that we must recognize in legislation that the trampling of indigenous rights is a cause of climate change," the New York Democrat said, "that the trampling of racial justice is a cause of climate change because we are allowing people and we are allowing folks to deny ourselves human rights and deny people the right to healthcare, the right to housing and education."
Ocasio-Cortez delivered the remarks during an announcement where she plans to reintroduce the Green New Deal and the Civilian Climate Corps. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to co-sponsor the bill that would transition the public housing system “as swiftly and seamlessly as possible” to zero-carbon communities that produce on-site renewable energy. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

AOC, progressives kick off fresh Green New Deal push with multiple pieces of legislation

Hoeven, Cramer blast reintroduction of Green New Deal

Hagerty Says New Green Deal Would "Weaken The United States"

Progressives formally reintroduce the Green New Deal

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