“Green” New Deal Not So Green

That Green New Deal being promoted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez happens to be a light shade of green.

From The Hill, 2 January 2019:

“House Democrats have formally proposed creating a new committee on climate change, without many of the main factors that progressives wanted in the panel’s structure. . . It also is not being explicitly charged with developing Green New Deal legislation, which supporters envision as bringing the county to 100 percent renewable electricity and decarbonizing major industries over 10 years, as well as a universal jobs guarantee and other ideas.”

The key phrase in the above-quoted statement is “bringing the county to 100 percent renewable electricity and decarbonizing major industries”.

Now, here is a statement from the Environmental Protection Agency’s website:

“The transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions.”

Here is a graph from the same EPA website:

That proposed New Deal isn’t very green if it excludes half of the greenhouse gases produced in the USA.

Then there is the part about doing it all within a 10-year time frame. That isn’t feasible.

Also, that “universal jobs guarantee” that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants has nothing to do with climate change.

Apparently, her New Deal is a just Socialist program with a green tint.

Wiser House Democrats rightfully reject the proposed New Deal as being too controversial.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a temper tantrum.