The reaction on Twitter was unrestrained in its criticism, while other simply poked fun at Ocasio-Cortez's plan. Without addressing how effective are Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's solutions, they're most likely to reveal themselves not through force, but thanks to prosperity that provides people with the means to alter their driving habits, use of electricity versus solar, along with how they eat, travel, dispose of trash, and seemingly everything else.
The name, Green New Deal, references the New Deal of the 1930s that President Franklin Roosevelt implemented to aid Americans suffering in the Great Depression by embarking on huge government-led infrastructure projects.
The closest it comes is a provision for existing and new laws to take into account the negative impacts of climate change - an approach that the Obama administration had taken through incorporating the "social cost of carbon" into rulemaking, which the Trump administration has pulled back on.
The resolution so far has 64 House co-sponsors and nine Senate sponsors - four of whom are Democratic presidential hopefuls for 2020. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of MA.
Nearly every major new economic initiative proposed by Democrats - the Green New Deal, Medicare for all, debt-free college - has a common feature: Unlike most current social programs, it would benefit younger Americans at the expense of older Americans.
Republicans have branded the proposal as a costly fringe policy goal, and many centrist Democrats have not backed the initiative.
The New York Post reports that Pelosi "threw some serious shade on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - denying her a coveted spot on a special panel on climate change and brushing off her Green New Deal".
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The ambitious goal, according to the measure, is to achieve "net-zero greenhouse gas emissions", in part by meeting 100 percent of the power demand through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources. The actual resolution just calls for "overhauling transportation systems.to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions", including by building railways. It was not clear how the programs would be funded.
From left, Democratic Representatives Kathy Castor of Florida, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY and Donna Shalala of Florida listen as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on January 30.
Ocasio-Cortez also expressed such hope during her Green New Deal press conference Thursday.
"She did in fact invite me to be on the committee", the New York Democrat said.
"They will not accept vague endorsements", he said. Ed Markey held to unveil their resolution calling for a "Green New Deal".
"The difference between 2009 and today is the movement that has now been built", he said. Bolt says the environment ranks among the top three issues for its members.