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Posted by Benji Sarlin
WASHINGTON – Green The new course has always been a plan for drawing up a plan.
It sets an ambitious goal for the transition of the economy to net zero emissions by 2030, but when congressional supporters are working to create these plans in real legislation, they will face fierce competition from politicians, activists and think tanks working over their own suggestions from another set of assumptions.
Even among the adherents of the incomplete resolution introduced rap. Alexandria Ocacio-Cortez, DN.Y., and Sen. Edward Markie, D-Mass., Her wide strokes could sow disputes about what the Green New Year course means in practice. Ocacio-Cortez himself described the resolution as a "request for a proposal" designed to get legislation from many legislators.
"This is the first chapter of the book," said Elizabeth Gore, senior vice president of political affairs at the Environmental Protection Fund, a nonprofit advocacy group. "Where do you start from these offers is not where you end up."
Potential for conflict
One of the areas where Green New Deal activists might be faced with other environmental groups, legislators and other officials are their requirements for a set of "economic justice" policies that include positions such as healthcare 39 for one payer, as well as guaranteed jobs and housing.
The Green New Deal Resolution mentions these issues in passing, but there is no consensus around them, and healthcare is already emerging as a deficit in the debate on democratic primaries in 2020.
"My view is that these investments in energy and net investment in energy will be considered separately when they get to the real law, "said John Podest, founder and director of the Center, the American Progress group, a human rights group, said NBC News
. While many Democrats see the Green New Year proposals as general objectives, left-wing supporters regard them as an essential component that they believe will help workers affected by the transition from fossil fuels.
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For Ocazio Cortez and the activists who put the Green New Deal on the Top of the Democrats agenda, the race should determine the maximalist approach and keep the deputies to it.
The drummer said that the group's plan envisaged regular policy proposals until 2019 in order to collect a collection that is consistent with all the goals of the Green New Deal by January 2020.
"It does not look like it's going to be a huge opus released in 2020," he said. "There are some things that are ready to go now and some things that need to be developed and reviewed."
Sen. Berni Sanders, I-Vt., Works on a "comprehensive" climate proposal based on the resolution ("Green New Deal") that was introduced and reflects many of these details, "said Josh Miller-Lewis, Communications Director 19659007] At the activist front, the Sunrise movement is planning a national tour to promote the Green New Deal, and will follow the policies that the are campaigning for relevant proposals, including announced and potential Democrats in the presidential election until 2020, some of which are sponsors of the resolution, and may also develop their own climate plans for the election campaign .. In particular, they hope to maintain a strict 10- annual path of a plan to a clean economy that some allies see as unrealistic.
"If proposals do not close on a timeline to get zero emissions in Time when science demands it is not a Green New Deal," Steve said. Hen O'Hanlon, Communications Director for Sunrise.
Democratic leaders generally endorsed the ambitions of the Green New Deal, but they
The resolution contains 68 sponsors in the House and 11 in the Senate, but still there are not enough Democrats in any House.
is that, when there are many issues that are subject to extensive discussion in many representatives of the Chamber of the Democratic Party, it is best that I do not judge until I have the opportunity to evaluate specific legislative proposals and discuss with all the parties concerned, "Response Hakeem Jeffries, DN.Y., a member of the House of Commons team, told journalists last week.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Created a new climate change committee, but opposed the requirements of Ocasio-Cortez, set the task to create a plan for achieving the goals of " A Green New Course. "Head co a representative of Katie Castor, D-Fla., only said that the group would act "in the spirit of the Green New Deal."
This leaves individual lawmakers and committees a leading role in the New York Times Attorneys may have some allies. Representative Jim McGovern, chairman the powerful Rule Committee, is co-author of the resolution by Ocacio-Cortés, as well as the head of transport and infrastructure, Petra Defazio, D-Ore. His committee could potentially include elements of the Green New Agreement in legislation.
"I think that you will see another bill on infrastructure than you have seen in the past," said Podest. "There will be more attention and dependence on clean energy, more electrification of the transport sector, more investment in energy efficient buildings."
Rep. Ro Hannah, D-Calif., The leading political voice in the progressive group, said she expects to see "many creative initiatives" under the banner of Green New Deal, and not one big account. He is working on legislation aimed at increasing tax incentives for electric cars, an issue that he has been pursuing at previous legislative meetings.
However, the chairman of Energy and Commerce, a representative of Frank Pallone, DN.J. sponsored some skepticism about the Ocacio-Cortes approach.
In the Senate Republicans control, making it unlikely movement under big legislation. But key democrats are also less warm to the "Green New Deal", especially seen in the coal of Senator Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee rating
. Legislative debate on how tax contamination is, an area where the Green New Deal can represent a more sharp breakthrough from previous democratic plans.
For decades, democrats in the entire ideological spectrum have been trying to set the price for carbon emissions to encourage companies and consumers to adopt more energy efficient practices.
Markie, sponsor of the Green New Agreement, led to an unsuccessful attempt in 2009 to introduce restrictive and trade legislation that would set the overall boundary of pollution and then allow companies to buy and sell emission allowances between them. He accepted the chamber, but never voted in the Senate.
The Green New Agreement resolution remains calm on carbon offsets, but supporters often set up their offer as a competitive basis for this approach.
-Korthez said that the payment of taxes on constraints and trade or carbon emissions could be part of the overall solution, but they are "inadequate in general". The coalition of environmental groups supporting the Green New Deal opposes this concept, while left-wing critics argue that carbon taxes will raise prices for consumers and cause political reactions. Washington DC Governor Jay Insi, who is contemplating the Democratic Party's presidential election, unsuccessfully tried to pass a carbon tax in his state last year and has since called for national democrats to consider other approaches.
But many economists and environmental groups are still returning emission prices, and some democrats see it as a lighter bridge to bipartisan support. Versions of the carbon tax have been supported by at least some Republicans and large corporations, including oil companies such as ExxonMobil and BP, who see it as a way to avoid more interference with government intervention.
-Fla., Is a co-sponsor of the bill with the representative of Francis Rouney (R-Fla.) And a group of Democrats who impose a $ 15 / tonne carbon charge that increases over time and then pays the incomes collected by the Americans as dividends.
"We must create a deterrent," said Dean Phillips, D-Minn., Who did not sign the "Green New Deal". "I advocate a carbon tax and dividends, returning dollars, received back to taxpayers."
Another bill on carbon bills, sponsored by a more progressive coalition of Democrats, Sense. David Cyclings from Rhode Island and Earl Blumenauer from Oregon started the price of $ 50 per ton.
Shatz, who is considered an influential political figure among progressive figures, praised the greetings of the Green New Deal, but did not sign this resolution and said that he was working on his own proposals.
Currently, the first legislative measures on the Green New Buy will come from the Republicans. Most Senate Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky plans to vote for a resolution in an explicit bid to highlight the disagreements between democrats, including candidates for 2020, and lay the foundation for future GOP attacks
Chief of Minority Senator Chuck Sumer, DN. Y., called McConnell's transition "a political trick" in a speech on the floor of the Senate and called on Republicans to release their own climate bills.