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Lawmakers Launch 'Green New Deal' Plan, With Bid For Progressive Unity

February 07, 2019
Progressive lawmakers are formally launching a long political push to enact a “Green New Deal,” (GND) with backers of the effort projecting unity among left-leaning groups by combining an aggressive push for “zero-emissions” energy with calls to reverse a slide in the fortunes of blue-collar workers. A Feb. 7 resolution outlining broad principles for the effort includes ambitious goals for cleaning up energy production and infrastructure, with careful wording that allows flexibility for defining which energy resources deserve federal support,...

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