Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Green New Deal "Leaves the Door Open" for Nuclear Energy
- May 25, 2020 5:04 pm GMT
When the Green New Deal ("GND") of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) was introduced in Congress last year, critics seized upon the resolution's attempt to bridge environmental goals with overarching social ones. What was green about "providing all people of the United States with...high-quality health care" and "affordable, safe, and adequate housing," after all? Though similar non-binding resolutions are passed on a daily basis, they amount to unenforceable position statements, a way to show constituents where they stand in the political spectrum. Resolutions honoring someone's lifetime of public service, or creating a presidential library, are often passed unanimously.
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