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Pelosi Stops Short of Endorsing Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’

Feb. 7, 2019, 5:37 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) didn’t throw her support behind a sweeping package of climate-change measures unveiled Feb. 7 by Rep, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), but Pelosi lauded the backers’ “enthusiasm.”

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

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