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Sweeping Green New Deal Resolution Unveiled by Ocasio-Cortez, Markey

Sweeping Green New Deal Resolution Unveiled by Ocasio-Cortez, Markey

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced on Thursday their highly anticipated joint resolutions on a Green New Deal. The sweeping 10-year plan aims to “mobilize every aspect of American society … to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and create economic prosperity for all,” according to the resolution’s FAQs section from Ocasio-Cortez’s […]

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    A Call for the Food Movement to Rally Behind the Green New Deal

    A Call for the Food Movement to Rally Behind the Green New Deal

    By Ronnie Cummins “The Green New Deal we are proposing will be similar in scale to the mobilization efforts seen in World War II or the Marshall Plan … Half measures will not work … The time for slow and incremental efforts has long past [sic].” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, then-candidate for the U.S. House of […]

    Could a Green New Deal Boost the Farm and Food Justice Movement?

    Could a Green New Deal Boost the Farm and Food Justice Movement?

    By Eric Holt-Giménez Over eight decades ago, the Dust Bowl devastated over 100,000,000 acres of agricultural land and the Great Depression threw 15 million Americans out of work. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt instituted the New Deal with sweeping national programs for work, agriculture, food, and land conservation. Today, the plan for a Green New Deal […]

    2018 Wasn’t a Completely Horrible Year for the Environment

    2018 Wasn’t a Completely Horrible Year for the Environment

    By Jeff Turrentine Was 2018 a tough year for the environment? Absolutely. But were there bright spots and victories among the attacks on biodiversity, climate and public health? Of course there were. Here are just a few, in case you’re feeling blue about the state of our only planet. The Ousters of Pruitt and Zinke […]

    Are Democratic Party Leaders Shying Away From a Green New Deal?

    Are Democratic Party Leaders Shying Away From a Green New Deal?

    Congressional Democratic leaders have tapped Florida Representative Kathy Castor to chair a renewed climate change committee, the congresswoman confirmed to E&E News Thursday, dampening the hopes of activists and progressive Democrats that the committee would focus on drafting a Green New Deal to provide jobs while transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy in 10 years. […]

    81% of Voters Support a Green New Deal, Survey Finds

    81% of Voters Support a Green New Deal, Survey Finds

    It’s been little over a month since newly-elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez joined some 200 young climate activists for a sit-in in likely future House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office to demand that Democrats back a Green New Deal, a plan to transform the U.S. energy economy in order to stave off climate change and promote […]

    1,000+ Youth Activists Storm Capitol to Demand Green New Deal

    1,000+ Youth Activists Storm Capitol to Demand Green New Deal

    More than 1,000 climate activists with the youth-led Sunrise Movement stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington and participated in sit-ins at Democratic leaders’ offices on Monday. The protesters demanded Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Jim McGovern support Rep-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal of a “select committee” for a Green New Deal before the winter recess. […]

    Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Proposal Now Backed by 15 House Democrats

    Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Proposal Now Backed by 15 House Democrats

    Calls for a Green New Deal are gaining traction in the two short weeks after the young climate activists of the Sunrise Movement and Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stormed Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Capitol Hill office. Fifteen members of Congress have now backed Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to establish a “select committee” in the House of Representatives […]