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Green New Deal: what is the progressive plan, and is it technically possible?

Green New Deal: what is the progressive plan, and is it technically possible?
The idea, central to Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign, aims to eliminate greenhouse gas pollution – but lacks key political support

Emily Holden

29 Dec 2018

"Demond Drummer, founder of the New Consensus thinktank, said it was working on a plan that will require a reimagining of the whole US economy.

“You can’t address the climate crisis without these other issues being addressed as well,” he said. “The entire economy is built around fossil fuels. The same [Capitalist, emphasis by me] economy that creates rampant poverty and wage stagnation is the economy that’s built around fossil fuels.”

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"Republicans are unlikely to support any Green New Deal, which would require acknowledging the threats posed by climate change and increasing spending to avoid them. The proposal could be divisive among Democrats too. Much of it goes beyond addressing climate change and invokes more of the progressive platform.

While voters like the idea of eliminating greenhouse gases, they may not sign on for the costs unless lawmakers can definitively show a Green New Deal would stimulate the economy and improve their lives."



Green New Deal: what is the progressive plan, and is it technically possible?
 
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