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The "Green New Deal" introduced by liberal congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a rising Democratic star in the House, and Senator Ed Markey is a dramatic, potentially unrealistic, statement of intent on a sustainable path forward.

"It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive", Speaker Pelosi told Politico on Wednesday. 'The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it right?' she said, mocking the democratic socialist's effort. However, many Democrats including a number of 2020 presidential hopefuls have expressed their support for a "Green New Deal". Here are 5 bold moves the Green New Deal and its accompanying FAQ calls for.

An outline of the proposal, backed by dozens of congressional lawmakers and the climate change activist group Sunrise Movement, was released early Thursday by Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey, Democrat from MA.

The New York freshman lawmaker was one of the sponsors at Thursday's unveiling of a Green New Deal resolution on controlling climate change.

Adam Shaw is a reporter covering USA and European politics for Fox News.

The Green New Deal resolution unveiled Thursday would provide guidance on the drafting of legislation.

"It's no exaggeration to say that if implemented, the Green New Deal would upend our way of life and destroy the liberty and prosperity that Americans, of all backgrounds, now enjoy", Jarrett Stepman writes at The Daily Signal.

"We hope that all of the committees of jurisdiction will be very involved", she said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who appeared to brush off the resolution as a "green dream" the day before, welcomed the "enthusiasm" with which Democrats were engaging in pushing the framework.

Pelosi said, "I welcome the new deal and any other proposals". The Free Beacon has more details on the outline of the Democratic proposal here.

The document, unveiled by rising political star Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey, marks the first formal attempt by lawmakers to define potential legislation to create big government-led investments in clean energy and infrastructure to transition the USA economy away from fossil fuels. "Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, Julia Brownley of California, Sean Casten of Illinois, Jared Huffman of California, Mike Levin of California, Donald McEachin of Virginia and Joe Neguse of Colorado". Earlier Thursday, progressive lawmakers published an outline of the proposal which they claim is created to solve "climate change" and "systemic injustice" by reducing "pollution and greenhouse gas emissions" to meet "100 percent of the power demand" through "clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources".

Ocasio-Cortez called the Green New Deal resolution just "the first step" in identifying those solutions.

"We. need to be sure that workers now employed in fossil fuel industries have higher-wage and better jobs available to them to be able to make this transition, and a federal jobs guarantee ensures that no worker is left behind", according to a summary of the plan.



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