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Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:03 AM

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Be The Leading Democrat On Climate Change

Ocasio-Cortez outlined plans to transition the United States to a 100 percent renewable energy system by 2035. It’s a goal hailed by environmentalists as the last best hope of staving off the most catastrophic effects of human-caused planetary warming, and it’s one already adopted by a coalition of mayors representing 42 percent of U.S. electricity use and representing major cities such as Atlanta and St. Louis.

What sets Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal apart is her plan to meet the target by implementing what she called a “Green New Deal,” a federal plan to spur “the investment of trillions of dollars and the creation of millions of high-wage jobs.” Though the slogan harks back to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1930s New Deal program of infrastructure spending and labor reforms, she compared the program she envisions to the tens of billions of dollars spent on armaments manufacturing and the rebuilding of Europe after World War II.

“The Green New Deal we are proposing will be similar in scale to the mobilization efforts seen in World War II or the Marshall Plan,” she told HuffPost by email last week. “We must again invest in the development, manufacturing, deployment, and distribution of energy, but this time green energy.”


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ocasio-cortez-climate-change_us_5b3307a5e4b0b5e692f25e18

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Reply Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Be The Leading Democrat On Climate Change (Original post)
womanofthehills Jun 2018 OP
honest.abe Jun 2018 #1
InAbLuEsTaTe Jun 2018 #2
Wwcd Jun 2018 #3
ehrnst Jun 2018 #4
Wwcd Jun 2018 #5

Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:14 AM

1. Although commendable and I would love to see it happen..

its simply not possible... unless we discover some new super efficient forms of green energy. I would like to see a more step by step approach with practical doable steps that people understand.. otherwise proposals like this will not be taken seriously.

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:24 AM

2. Ocasio-Cortez will be the leading Democrat in the House on a whole host of Progressive issues...

count on it!

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 04:12 AM

3. Geezus! Did she just borrow Hillary Clinton's 2016 Platform?

 

From "Women's Rights are Human Rights" to "transition the United States to a 100 percent renewable energy system by 2035. It’s a goal hailed by environmentalists as the last best hope of staving off the most catastrophic effects of human-caused planetary warming,"

No wonder she won in a district that went for HRC in 2016.

She should thank Sec Clinton.
This was her platform.

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Response to Wwcd (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 06:18 AM

4. Yes, that does all sound very familiar, doesn't it? (nt)

 

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 07:40 AM

5. That's quite the broad, deep thinker ...for 28 yrs old!

 

Who wrote her campaign platform?

Just wondering...

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