We Can’t Compromise on Issues of Life or Death: Green Party Response to Democrat’s Green New Deal

The Green Party of the United Stateshas championed the idea of a Green New Deal to address the climate crisis and wealth inequality for nearly a decade. Given the most recent report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Changegiving twelve years to address the crisis, we need bold solutions now, not compromise.

The Democrat’s proposed Green New Deal fails to address one of the biggest drivers of the climate crisis: the use of fossil fuels as an energy source. It contains loop holes for their continued use without a set end date. The Green Party’s planfor a Green New Deal would transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030.

The Democrats have yet to come to terms with the massive amount of government investment needed to implement a Green New Deal that leads to a fossil-fuel free country with full employment. The Green Party solution for the needed investment is cutting the military budget by 50%, as wars for oil will no longer be required.

The United States, as the biggest per capita user of fossil fuels in the world, must have a clear plan to end their use quickly. The Democrats face a choice: either have the courage to take on the fossil fuel industry and lay out a bold plan for a clean energy economy by 2030 or continue to take dirty industry money and fail to prevent climate chaos.

For the Green Party, a party that refuses corporate donations, the path forward is clear. We must end fossil fuels and nuclear power as sources of energy, move quickly to 100% clean, renewable energy sources and make that transition in a way that is fair to workers and lifts up all people, especially those who have been harmed the most by the current dirty energy economy. We cannot begin from a position of compromise when failure to take appropriate action will cost lives.

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For Immediate Release:
February 7, 2019

Contact:
Gloria Mattera, Green Party Co-chair,gmattera@gmail.com, 917-886-4538
Margaret Flowers, Green Party Co-chair, margaretflowersmd@gmail.com, 410-591-0892

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4 thoughts on “We Can’t Compromise on Issues of Life or Death: Green Party Response to Democrat’s Green New Deal

  1. Jill Pyeatt

    The Green Party solution for the needed investment is cutting the military budget by 50%, as wars for oil will no longer be required.

    I’m glad that there has been some consideration on how the proposed changes would be paid for.

  2. Seebeck

    The Farce is strong in this one.

    How will people get overseas if they ban fossil fuels and airplanes?

    If every building in the US would have to be remade to green specs, then what is the carbon footprint from generating those materials AND getting them to build sites? And just how will everyone PAY for it?

    Those are just two examples of the extreme cognitive dissonance present in this so-called “Green New Deal”. The reality is that it is exposed pure socialism with an environmental motivation to push it, and frankly, it’s doomed to fail if it ever gets started.

    This is why the Greens and the Democrats can’t be taken seriously, because they have no freaking clue bout how these things are actually done.

  3. dL

    This is why the Greens and the Democrats can’t be taken seriously, because they have no freaking clue bout how these things are actually done.

    And the Republicans have a clue? They hate socialism but love the commie stasi. They fucking reason for hating socialism is the stasi

  4. Seebeck

    I never said the Republicans had a clue or not. But they do understand what it takes to build things.

    You, dL, clearly lack a clue on most things.

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