Congressman Frank Pallone, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has embraced the Green New Deal promoted by freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pallone’s “100% clean economy” with net-zero carbon emissions is “aggressively” targeted to be achieved by 2050, twenty years following the end of AOC’s world.
With a nod to The Squad, Pallone and six other Democrats on his committee held a press conference in Washington on Tuesday in an effort to convince the world that 2050 is the point of no return from climate change, not 2030, as AOC insists.
“What we’re really trying to do here is come up with a united front,” Pallone said, according to PoliticoPro. “The ideas that come from the Green New Deal — and from those who’ve been outspoken on the Green New Deal — we certainly want to hear.”
“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,” according to The Hill.
Pallone and his committee say they will hold hearings with labor, business and environmental groups. They want to have a plan that all Democrats can get behind by the end of this year.