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The weak rollout of the Green New Deal

12 February 2019
The weak rollout of the Green New Deal

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.

Called the Green New Deal, co-sponsors of the resolution in the House of Representatives include California Congressman Ro Khanna, Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse, Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, and Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan.

Cornell University Law School Professor Robert Hockett, who counsels Ocasio-Cortez on environmental initiatives, during an interview with Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" challenged the host after he was asked about one of the points on the list of frequently asked questions for Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, posted online.

The conflict was rooted in what looks like a mistake on the part of Ocasio-Cortez's office, which released a fact sheet inconsistent with the actual legislative text of the Green New Deal resolution.

Capturing a sentiment often expressed by those who want to see the resolution passed, Organic Consumers Association worldwide director Ronnie Cummins described it as "the only solution that matches the scale of our multiple crises, including global warming, corporate control of our food system, income inequality, and the general decline of our environment and our democracy". He said climate change is a "national emergency", but stopped short of calling it a swift end all, be all of manufacturing practices in the United States, as many opposed to it have painted it to be. The proponents of the deal aim to phase the country off fossil fuels and nuclear energy in 10 years.

The Bronx having one of the highest child asthma rates isn't an accident.

When he told students what, exactly, was in the deal, responses changed.

"Now is the time to be bold and unapologetic in our demand for solutions to rampant economic insecurity and the climate crisis".

It also moves climate change into the spotlight as the US heads toward the 2020 presidential election.

The plan does not explicitly call for eliminating the use of fossil fuels, The Associated Press reported.

Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Chris Murphy (D-CT) compared Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen.