White House blasts Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal: ‘Central planning disaster’ | TheHill – The Hill
The White House lambasted the Green New Deal climate resolution spearheaded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDems downplay divisions over Green New Deal Ocasio-Cortez on 2020: ‘I don’t want to be placated as a progressive’ Overnight Energy: Ocasio-Cortez rolls out Green New Deal measure | Pelosi taps members for climate panel | AOC left out | Court reviews order for EPA to ban pesticide MORE (D-N.Y.) this week slamming it as a “central planning disaster” and “a roadmap to destroy the American Economy.”
White House spokesperson Judd Deere said in a statement to The Hill that President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Defense: Gillibrand offers bill to let transgender troops serve | Pentagon ready to protect US personnel in Venezuela | Dems revive fight with Trump over Saudis Whitaker to testify publicly Friday, Judiciary chairman says White House: Trump has not followed diet and exercise plan ‘religiously’ MORE “has vowed that America would never be socialist, and this administration will fight this central planning disaster,” adding that the plan was a “roadmap to destroy the American Economy.”
Politico first reported Deere’s comments regarding the resolution.
Ocasio-Cortez introduced a resolution on Thursday that would push the U.S. to reduce carbon emissions through the economy.
The proposal has a goal of creating millions of “good, high-wage jobs” by working toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
“Whereas, because the United States has historically been responsible for a disproportionate amount of greenhouse gas emissions, having emitted 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions through 2014, and has a high technological capacity, the United States must take a leading role in reducing emissions through economic transformation,” the resolution reads.
The proposal says that the plan would include resilience building, a completely renewable-energy driven power grid, updating “smart” power grids and increasing building energy efficiency. The proposal also includes a commitment that all future infrastructure bills would specifically address climate change.
Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyDems downplay divisions over Green New Deal Overnight Energy: Ocasio-Cortez rolls out Green New Deal measure | Pelosi taps members for climate panel | AOC left out | Court reviews order for EPA to ban pesticide Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I truly do not’ believe Pelosi snubbed me on climate change panel MORE (D-Mass.) introduced a companion proposal in the Senate.
The proposal has faced backlash from some on the right, who criticize it as a radical pipe dream rather than an achievable climate goal.