Democrats Reintroduce Green New Deal

Democrats Reintroduce Green New Deal

( – The Green New Deal first came into existence in 2019 as a radical environmental resolution sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) along with Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA). It aimed to drastically lower greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades, as well as address societal problems such as racial injustice.

On Tuesday, April 20, Markey and Ocasio-Cortez reintroduced the proposal, two years after a Senate cloture vote stopped its progress. Now that there‚Äôs a Democratic majority in Congress, it’s possible they feel the resolution has a better chance of success.

One of the key aims of the Green New Deal is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, requiring drastic reductions in fossil fuel use.

The Green New Deal is a nonbinding resolution, which means none of its provisions will be legally enforceable even if it does pass. However, if Congress does approve it, it could signal an ominous warning about priorities in Washington, DC; questionable environmental initiatives first, American jobs and wealth second.

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