Environment & Energy Report

Ocasio-Cortez Begins to Sketch Out Details of ‘Green New Deal’

Feb. 4, 2019, 9:10 PM

Environmental legislation dubbed a “Green New Deal” championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has drawn widespread attention—despite the fact that no one really knows for sure what it is.

Now, as Ocasio-Cortez prepares to release a blueprint, details are emerging.

“Next week, we plan to release a resolution that outlines the scope and scale of the Green New Deal,” the New York Democrat said in a letter sent to colleagues. “In it, we call for a national, social, industrial and economic mobilization at a scale not seen since World War II.”

Goals laid out in the letter include reaching net-zero greenhouse...

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