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PoliticsHouse Democrats announce climate plan to rival Green New Deal with 2050 goal

23:35  23 july  2019
23:35  23 july  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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The Green New Deal 's ultimate goal is to make the US economy The five core issues supported by nearly all groups who support the Green New Deal are massive job creation, net zero emissions by 2050 , ending the But the plan has faced pushback from some powerful Democrats On the federal level, the left's goal is to make the Green New Deal a litmus test for Democrats across the country.

House Democrats announced plans Tuesday to craft a new climate proposal to rival the Green New Deal by achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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"All of this demands leadership at the federal level," said Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "This is an ambitious goal, I don't want to suggest that it isn't, and there are a lot of different ways of dealing with it."

Democrats say they will develop a plan by the end of the year to reach that goal and will conduct a number of hearings and meeting with stakeholders like business leaders and environmentalists.

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The Green New Deal legislation laid out by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Which is to say: the Green New Deal framework combines big climate -change-related ideas with That said, it's easy to see how a Green New Deal litmus test could backfire on that front, endangering some Democrats

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The lawmakers said their plan would be more developed than the Green New Deal resolution introduced earlier this year.

"We can do any kind of whimsical thing but we have to do this in a way that includes conversations with stakeholders, their buy-in and their involvement in a consensus bill," said Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), who helped the committee settle on the 2050 timeline and will lead many of the hearings that will inform an eventual bill.

The 2050 timeline has not been in favor with the more progressive wing of the party, which contends the country needs to reduce emissions by 2030 in order to stem the effects of climate change.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who sponsored the Green New Deal, has criticized plans from other Democrats that did not strive to meet the earlier timeline.

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Although the Green New Deal was filed in the House and Senate and has received plenty of Democratic co-sponsors, it's not expected to advance in Like the Green New Deal , O'Rourke's plan aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 . This will be accomplished by Congress

Opening a discussion on the Green New Deal carries risks for Republicans as well, said former Rep. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., plans to bring the Democrats ' Green New Deal to Party moderates representing swing districts have yet to sign on, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

"Personally, I think we need to have more aggressive timelines than that to be honest," she told The Hill in April of presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke's climate plan, which strives for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

"I think that the science and the IPCC [report] shows exactly what we need, and our legislation needs to be in line with that," she added, referring to the climate assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Pallone acknowledged the challenge of getting the party's more progressive wing on board but said getting most Democrats on board would be key.

"We want a united front. I think it's fair for me to say right now that does not exist," he told reporters.

This story will be updated.

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