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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her staff is drafting a resolution to “define the scope” of a Green New Deal.
The initial Green New Deal proposal was drafted by millennial staffers and activists over one weekend.
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Ocasio-Cortez said a green deal would go beyond a carbon tax, suggesting more regulations and mandates.
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she’s in the “drafting phase” of legislation to “essentially just define the scope” of the Green New Deal she’s championed.
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Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, also hinted that the scope of a Green New Deal would go beyond taxing carbon dioxide emissions.
“A carbon tax bill isn’t going to be called a Green New Deal,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters Tuesday evening. “It could be part of a Green New Deal, but we have to be sure that we define the scope of what comprehensive Green New Deal legislation would look like.
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Ocasio-Cortez staffers worked with environmental activists late in 2018 to draft a Green New Deal resolution. The draft document, published online as a Google Doc, calls for the creation of a congressional committee to put forward Green New Deal legislation with the broad goals of 100 percent green energy within 10 years and a slew of welfare programs.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) looks on during a march organised by the Women’s March Alliance in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs.
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Staffers are working on a resolution “we’ll be introducing and we’re hoping to build some co-sponsorship,” Ocasio-Cortez said as she left Capitol Hill. “But we’re looking to essentially just define the scope of the Green New Deal.”
Ocasio-Cortez is not the only Democrat who wants to put global warming at the center of their agenda, but she’s part of a growing push on the left to use climate concerns to achieve green and...
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