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The Green New Scam

The co-author of the Green New Deal, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, is upset. “Don’t let Mitch McConnell fool you,” Markey said of the Kentucky Republican who is the Senate Majority Leader, “this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building.” What exactly is this “sabotage” that has Markey so angry? McConnell said he’s going to schedule the Green New Deal for a vote. “He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don’t have to explain why they are climate change deniers,”...
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Activists Have a Plan to Keep the Senate From Nuking the Green New Deal

The Senate will be taking up a vote for the Green New Deal in what’s widely seen as a cynical ploy by Mitch McConnell to divide Democrats at the expense of millennials and future generations. The thing is, millennials are pretty pissed and they’re not going to let the vote happen without making some serious noise.Read more...
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The Green New Deal Is Unlikely to Change the Auto Industry Anytime Soon

If you’re freaked out that the so-called Green New Deal will soon render you carless, or perhaps driving an EV against your will, I am here to tell you: Relax. If you’re hoping the Green New Deal will save the planet from a climate crisis the federal government itself has predicted is just a hair […] The post The Green New Deal Is Unlikely to Change the Auto Industry Anytime Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Congress, Legislation, Green, Editorials, Autos, Electric Cars, Aoc, Ed Markey, News Blog, Green New Deal, Alexandria-ocasio Cortez


U.S. Senate proposal would block Saudi path to atomic weapon in nuclear deal

Under the measure, any U.S. civilian nuclear cooperation agreement, or 123 agreement, with Saudi Arabia would prevent enrichment of uranium or reprocessing of plutonium made in reactors - two routes to making nuclear weapons. It is unclear whether a majority of the 100-member Senate would support the resolution of Democrats Jeff Merkley and Ed Markey and Republican Rand Paul. U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been holding quiet talks with officials from Saudi Arabia on sharing U.S. nuclear...
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McConnell: Senate to Vote on Green New Deal So Lawmakers Can ‘Go on Record’

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that the Senate will vote on the Green New Deal resolution introduced last week by a coalition of progressive lawmakers vowing to eliminate all greenhouse-gas emissions within ten years, while simultaneously creating millions of jobs in a government-subsidized green-energy sector.“I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we're going to be voting on that in the Senate. Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how...
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Democrats Con Their Base with Green New Deal

In the days since Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey unveiled their “Green New Deal,” we’ve seen the headlines lurch from new rape allegations against Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, to confusion and lies about a background document issued by Ocasio-Cortez’s office that contained some, ahem, vivid interpretations of the Green New Deal (upgrading every building in ten years, sustaining people “unwilling” to work, phasing out nuclear power, and – of course –...
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What is the Green New Deal and how would it benefit society?

Republicans call it a ‘social manifesto’, environmental groups hail it, and some say it doesn’t go far enoughCongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey, along with dozens of co-sponsors, have introduced a vision for the Green New Deal. One Republican called it a “socialist manifesto”. Many environmental advocacy groups have hailed it, but some say it doesn’t go far enough. Others warn that its broad scope and the long list of progressive social programs it endorses could hinder...
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Backers of a Green New Deal Embrace Their Fantasies

On Thursday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) introduced what many news outlets described as “legislation” for the Green New Deal, a wildly ambitious plan to eliminate the American fossil-fuel industry within a decade or so. It’s a resolution titled “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.” In other words, even if it passed — a considerable if — nothing would really happen. “It will be one of several or mayb...
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How the Green New Deal Almost Went Nuclear on Its First Day

A fact sheet distributed by the office of progressive newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic representative from New York, said there was no room in the nation’s all renewable-energy future for nuclear plants. Giselle Barry, a spokeswoman for Senator Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat who is the Green New Deal’s lead Senate backer, disowned the fact sheet and said Markey’s office wasn’t consulted before it was sent out.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveils Green New Deal plan to save world from climate change

With freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leading the charge, Democrats in Congress have unveiled their ambitious Green New Deal that would implement sweeping reforms with the promise to drastically reduce US carbon emissions while adding millions of jobs and investing heavily in American infrastructure. On Thursday, Ms Ocasio-Cortez was joined by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in announcing the slate of measures, with reads as something of a progressive manifesto with the lofty am...
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Green New Deal: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes sweeping plan to save the world from climate change

With freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leading the charge, Democrats in Congress have unveiled their ambitious Green New Deal that would implement sweeping reforms with the promise to drastically reduce US carbon emissions while adding millions of jobs and investing heavily in American infrastructure. On Thursday, Ms Ocasio-Cortez was joined by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in announcing the slate of measures, with reads as something of a progressive manifesto with the lofty am...
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Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats propose 'Green New Deal' to counter climate change

What's being called a "Green New Deal," a wide-ranging effort to tackle climate change, with overtones of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's sweeping 1933 New Deal to counter the Great Depression, was unveiled by Democrats Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Thursday on Capitol Hill.
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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey’s Green New Deal

The plan to overhaul our energy use is radical, likely expensive, and exactly what we need to consider. Read More...
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Green New Deal Bill Aims To Move US To 100 Percent Renewable Energy, Net-Zero Emissions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: On Thursday morning, NPR posted a bill drafted by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) advocating for a Green New Deal -- that is, a public works bill aimed at employing Americans and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the face of climate change. A similar version of the bill is expected to be introduced in the Senate by Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.). The House bill opens by citing two recent climate change reports: an October 2018...
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US Democrats unveil carbon-neutral 'Green New Deal'

Congressional Democrats on Thursday unveiled an unprecedented plan to reverse climate change and eliminate all US carbon emissions within 10 years, by taking drastic steps that would require transformational action across the economy. The "Green New Deal" introduced by liberal congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a rising Democratic star in the House, and Senator Ed Markey is a dramatic, potentially unrealistic, statement of intent on a sustainable path forward. "This is our first step," Oc...
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Democrats propose 'Green New Deal' to counter climate change

What's being called a "Green New Deal," a wide-ranging effort to tackle climate change, with overtones of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's sweeping 1933 New Deal to counter the Great Depression, was unveiled by Democrats Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Thursday on Capitol Hill. "Climate change and our environmental challenges are one of the biggest existential threats to our way of life, not just as a nation but as a world, and in order for us to combat that threat we must be ...
Tags: Science, Franklin D Roosevelt, Ed Markey, Ocasio Cortez, Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Capitol Hill Climate


'Green New Deal' revealed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey

What's being called a "Green New Deal," a wide-ranging effort to tackle climate change, with overtones of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's sweeping 1933 New Deal to counter the Great Depression, will be unveiled by Democrats Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Thursday afternoon on Capitol Hill. The deal "recognizes that a new national, social, industrial and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War II and the New Deal is a historic opportunity," the House resolut...
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Pelosi turns nose up at Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green dream or whatever’ carbon-neutral economy plan

Nancy Pelosi appeared to poke fun at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ambitious proposal to create a carbon neutral economy within ten years, referring to the plan as “the green dream or whatever they call it”. The New York congresswoman and senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, unveiled a proposal termed the Green New Deal, they say will tackle climate change, transform the economy, and create large numbers of jobs in renewable energy. “Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowh...
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Pelosi Stops Short of Endorsing Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’

The proposals, which have come to be known as the Green New Deal, were crafted in conjunction with Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The Democrats’ plan envisions shifting away from fossil fuels and other sources of emissions that cause global warming within 10 years. “We welcome the enthusiasm that is there with the Green New Deal,” Pelosi said Thursday at a news conference.
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Ocasio-Cortez and Markey poised to unveil Green New Deal resolution

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts are poised to unveil their "Green New Deal" resolution Thursday, which will outline the definition of the massive piece of legislation the two hope will tackle a litany of issues related to the US' role in global climate change.
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Ocasio-Cortez Releases Details of ‘Green New Deal’

The proposals, which have come to be known as the Green New Deal, were crafted in conjunction with Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts. It has already prompted strong opposition from Republicans and industry leaders who say it’s technologically impossible and will costs tens of trillions of dollars.
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Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Green New Deal to Reset Climate Policy

The proposals, which have come to be known as the Green New Deal, were crafted in conjunction with Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts. “Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us, our country, our world,” Ocasio-Cortez said on NPR’s Morning Edition, which posted a link to the resolution on its website. Advocacy of stronger environmental laws has been an important part of the agenda of Ocasio-Cortez...
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Early Version of Ocasio-Cortez Green New Deal Touts Clean Power

Instead, the draft of the much anticipated resolution being crafted by Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York representative, and Ed Markey, a Massachusetts senator, calls for 100 percent power from “clean, renewable and zero emission energy sources.” While the proposal calls for reaching “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions,” it omits specific language sought by some progressives, who could feel betrayed after rallying behind the plan at an early stage.
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Draft of Green New Deal Calls for Jobs But Omits Ban on Fossil Fuel

Instead, the draft of the much anticipated resolution being crafted by Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York representative, and Ed Markey, a Massachusetts senator, calls for 100 percent power from “clean, renewable and zero emission energy sources.” While the proposal calls for reaching “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions,” it omits specific language sought by some progressives, who could feel betrayed after rallying behind the plan at an early stage. Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocas...
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Trump nominates former oil lobbyist to oversee interior department – live

David Bernhardt, acting interior secretary, to be formally nominatedVirginia governor Ralph Northam’s approval rating drops to 29%Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.16pm GMT Politico reports that the pro-impeachment group run by Tom Steyer to pressure the Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means committee to subpoena Donald Trump’s tax returns.“Tom Steyer’s Need to Impeach campaign is spending $109,000 on a two-week ad buy in the relatively small media market of S...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey to unveil 'Green New Deal' bill

Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts has been working with freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on "Green New Deal" legislation that will be unveiled soon, an aide to Markey confirmed to CNN on Thursday.
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White House plans for emergency declaration to fund Trump's wall – live

The president has gone on the offensive on Twitter over his proposed barrier and has interviewed Ted Cruz’s wife for an administration jobSign up for the Guardian US morning briefing 2.14pm GMT Axios reports that legislation to outline a “Green New Deal” is set to be introduced in the next week. The bill sponsored by Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York would flesh out details of the plan which Axios describes as “a set of vague, but broad...
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Only Jail-Time and Stiff Fines Will Stop This, Say Senators After Marriott Breach

Of all the reactions thus far to the “jaw-dropping” Marriott hotel-chain data breach, the strongest unsurprisingly came from the U.S. Senate’s leading privacy advocate, Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon.Read more...
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Lawmakers Ask Jeff Bezos for Information on His Facial Recognition Software, Less Nicely This Time

Late in July, lawmakers sent a letter seeking details on Rekognition, Amazon’s in-house facial recognition software. Amazon wrote back, blandly, in August, but according to this increasingly impatient group of congresspeople, the company “has failed to provide sufficient answers.” Read more...
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Senators: Utility “woefully” unprepared for gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts’ two U.S. Senators say the natural gas company at the center of the explosions north of Boston last month was “woefully unprepared” for the unfolding disaster. Democratic senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey said Friday a review of internal Columbia Gas documents found the utility didn’t have adequate safety and […]
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