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Everything You Need to Know About the 'Green New Deal'

| 4/11/2019 9:35:00 AM


On Thursday, February 7th, 2019, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from NY introduced a bill called H.Res.109. It recognizes the “duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal” (GND). The question is, what is a “green new deal” supposed to be? What impact will it have on the surrounding communities, and how will it affect the current job market?

GND: Shaping the Future

The first thing to understand is that H.Res.109 does not explicitly introduce any new laws, regulations or programs. The Green New Deal is more of a proposal or blueprint for the kinds of changes that need to happen in the near future.

It was created by Rep. Cortez and fellow supporters to deal with the many effects of climate change and put in place policies that will help shape future operations. In other words, it’s a way to gear up the federal sector for green initiatives.

In a 10 year period, the Green New Deal challenges the U.S. as a whole to achieve the following:

Net zero GHG emissions

5/12/2019 7:16:57 PM

Someone informed me that the deal also involves restricting lobbyist . Is this part of the new deal ?

5/3/2019 12:53:29 PM

No ma'am, the first thing to understand is that readers of Mother Earth News are generally strong and independent individuals and they didn't get here by not having a clear idea of how they want to live and take care of their part of the planet. This is not the correct forum for anyone to be pushing their political agenda, especially not a socialist political agenda. Many of us are here because we don't want government regulating our homes, lifestyles, or our interactions with others. Keep that mess on social media.

5/1/2019 7:57:08 AM

I'm really enjoying the comments here! It is the people here who have to make the changes! You can't legislate morality! And it really makes me angry when we blame all the problems on white males. We have this wonderful free modern world because of white males but the problem is all of us. How many people are actually willing to give up the lifestyle and the consumerism to create a better world? Not many from what I have seen.

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