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Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Green New Deal to Reset Climate Policy (1)

Feb. 7, 2019, 1:40 PMUpdated: Feb. 7, 2019, 3:59 PM

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) released a sweeping package of environmental measures Feb. 7 that has pitted progressives in the House Democratic caucus against moderates over how far to go in pursuit of resetting the climate change debate.

The proposals, which have come to be known as the Green New Deal, were crafted in conjunction with Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). Their plan envisions shifting away from fossil fuels and other sources of global warming causing emissions within 10 years.

It also calls for moving away from nuclear power, according to a fact sheet on the plan distributed by Ocasio-Cortez’s office—some climate ...