The science is clear – we need a courageous Green New Deal that prioritizes a managed decline of fossil fuel production and bold measures to support communities in moving swiftly to a cleaner, more just and equitable economy.
The latest update from DC: Sen. Mitch McConnell – who’s received millions from the fossil fuel industry over the years – has announced that he will bring the Green New Deal resolution up for a vote in the Senate soon. His plan is to try to sabotage the Green New Deal, and we won’t let him.
Twin resolutions for a Green New Deal were introduced earlier this month by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in the House and Sen. Ed Markey in the Senate. These resolutions include bold and important proposals that start to reflect the scope and scale of actions that the climate crisis requires.
The current resolutions lack explicit language addressing fossil fuel extraction, but the sponsors have expressed an intention for a wind-down of fossil fuel production to be included as a part of more specific Green New Deal proposals, and we look forward to working with them to actualize that imperative.
There are already 12 Green New Deal cosponsors in the Senate. Take action today to make sure that number grows.