Green New Deal Backers Seek Earth Day Boost

April 22, 2019, 10:58 AM

The Green New Deal is coloring this year’s Earth Day.

  • Progressive backers of the ambitious climate change blueprint (H.Res. 109, S.Res. 59) are using the annual conservation celebration to try to boost public interest in a measure that continues to attract House Democratic supporters, but that has drawn just one Senate co-sponsor—Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen—since its introduction.
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), appears with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and other Green New Deal backers at a February 2019 event.
Photographer: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
  • Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the Senate version’s sponsor, is giving a lecture today at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dozens of other Green New Deal/Earth Day events are occurring elsewhere, including town halls in ...

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