There are plans to reintroduce the Green New Deal by Edward Markey and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
When this plan was originally introduced, conservatives were particularly vocal about their distaste for the idea. Now, the original proposal is being expanded to cover a wider variety of plans. This new package will likely be telling as to where the Democratic party currently stands in terms of its ideals.
Most notably, the original Green New Deal set goals for the United States to move away from fossil fuels and create high-paying jobs in green energy fields. Through this, many hoped that the U.S. would play a key role in encouraging the planet to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
While the plan was originally stopped by the Senate, it is now being reintroduced to Congress. The Green New Deal is not only being reintroduced, but it now incorporates more elements, such as proposals specifically curated towards addressing pollution in low-income communities.
There is substantial worry over this plan’s ability to succeed in Congress. Moderate Democrats in the House have historically expressed their opposition to the deal, and even if the bill passes in the House, ten Republican senators would need to support the proposal for it to be seen by President Biden.