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Markey and AOC renew Green New Deal push, urge Biden to go ‘bigger and bolder'

17 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez re-energized their push for a Green New Deal on Tuesday, calling on President Biden to go “bigger and bolder” on combating climate change as Republicans decried the progressive wish list as socialism.
“We believe that this is the moment that requires us to act big, think big, have a program that matches the magnitude of the problem that we're confronted with,” the Malden Democrat said in a press conference.
The lawmakers' nonbinding resolution calls for a 10-year national mobilization to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and...
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AOC, Ed Markey relaunch a Green New Deal to create 'millions' of new jobs - without saying how much it will cost

AOC, Ed Markey relaunch a Green New Deal to create 'millions' of new jobs - without saying how much it will cost

17 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Two years after it was first introduced, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts reintroduced the Green New Deal on Tuesday.
The resolution, which Markey and Ocasio-Cortez first introduced in February 2019, laid out goals for a 10-year national mobilization to upgrade US infrastructure, convert to zero-emission energy sources, and remove greenhouse gases and reduce pollution, among other things. In the Tuesday press conference, the two lawmakers stressed the urgency of acting on the climate crisis to not only save the planet, but...
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