Dems Unveil Green New Deal With Backing Of Four Presidential Candidates

"For months, the term Green New Deal has been bandied about by Democrats in Congress and on the campaign trail for president as their catchall phrase for a sweeping effort to halt runaway climate change.

On Thursday, the slogan got some meat on its bones as Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) prepared to introduce a framework outlining the goals of a sweeping climate pact going forward — and stop other Democrats from defining the Green New Deal however they wanted.

Their measure already has the backing of four Democratic senators who have launched bids for the 2020 presidential nomination. But it is already being lampooned by Republicans — though embraced by progressives — for its broad aims on things unrelated to climate, including increased access to housing, health care and education for lower-income communities."

Dino Grandoni and Jeff Stein report for the Washington Post February 7, 2019.


"As Congress Launches Month of Climate Hearings, GOP Bashes Green New Deal" (InsideClimate News)

"Dems Downplay Divisions Over Green New Deal" (The Hill)

"Democrats Duel For Climate Spotlight" (Greenwire)

"Pelosi Praises Enthusiasm Behind 'Green New Deal' After Seeming To Brush It Off" (The Hill)

"Some Climate-Hawk Democrats Cool on Green New Deal" (Bloomberg Environment)

"Liberal Democrats Formally Call for a ‘Green New Deal,’ Giving Substance to a Rallying Cry" (New York Times)

"The Impossible Green Dream of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez" (Politico)

"The Green New Deal Is Generating Lots Of Left-Wing Enthusiasm. But Not Every Democrat Is On Board." (Washington Post)

"A ‘Green New Deal’ Is Far From Reality, but Climate Action Is Picking Up in the States" (New York Times)


Source: Washington Post, 02/08/2019