WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) today released a congressional resolution for a Green New Deal calling for investments in clean energy and action to address climate change.
In response, Aliya Haq, federal policy director for the Climate & Clean Energy Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued this statement:
“It is a breath of fresh air to see leaders in Congress discussing climate solutions that rise to the scale of the challenge. America must move as quickly as possible to a 100% clean energy economy to end climate pollution, create millions of high-quality American jobs, reduce inequality and poverty, and safeguard communities from climate damages and environmental hazards. NRDC strongly supports the Green New Deal goal to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas pollution, with social and economic justice at the core of the solution.”
More detail is in Aliya’s new blog: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/aliya-haq/green-new-deal-rises-scale-climate-challenge
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