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Al Gore Jumps On Board Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Scheme

Former Vice President Al Gore voiced his support Tuesday for Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to tackle global warming.

“About to bring our 8th annual #24HoursofReality to a close with my strong support for a #GreenNewDeal, which will create jobs, invest in the right sustainable solutions & protect the health of those most vulnerable,” Gore said in a tweet referencing the incoming New York Democrat’s plan.

Several Democrats have joined Ocasio-Cortez’s demands for a special “Green New Deal” House committee that, if formed, would push a slew of climate change legislation.

Gore’s willingness to support the plan suggests it could be gaining strong influence among her party’s more progressive wing. Environmental groups have also been pressuring lawmakers to jump on board.

Their support does not guarantee the deal will see the light of day.

Many of the 15 Democratic lawmakers who signed a No Fossil Fuel Money pledge earlier this year — refusing donations from energy companies — have their own cash invested in coal and oil.

Ditching personal assets was not a requirement for those who signed the pledge.

Most of the signers kept their promise to reject contributions from fossil fuel executives.

Reps. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee of California, as well as Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Dianne Feinstein of California were among those who signed the deal.

Reports show Lee has stakes in some fossil fuel companies, while Khanna has major financial ties to the oil industry through his wife, Ritu, who has millions of dollars invested in companies such as Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil.

Khanna acknowledged the investments but said it’s still important for the Democratic National Committee to oppose industry cash.

At a “Solving Our Climate Crisis, a National Town Hall” on Monday, Cortez suggested that a commitment to renewable energy would finally bring “racial justice” to America.

“The idea that we’re going to somehow lose economic activity — as a matter of fact, it’s not just possible that we will create jobs and economic activity by transitioning to renewable energy,” she told the audience. “But it’s inevitable that we’re going to create jobs. It’s inevitable that we’re going to create industry. And it’s inevitable that we can use the transition to 100 percent renewable energy as the vehicle to truly deliver and establish economic, social and racial justice in the United States of America.”

Cortez did not elaborate on how that justice would be achieved.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Earl

    December 6, 2018 at 1:45 am

    “Al Gore Jumps On Board Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Scheme.” Or is it Scam?

  2. Terry

    December 6, 2018 at 2:58 am

    Has this girl ever given one solid factual answer to any question? I think not. I think her life is all rainbows and unicorns. She has all these fantastic ideas that just aren’t logically feasible and have no factual evidence or basis for their solutions. Somehow thinking climate change is going to relieve the world of its racial tensions is fantasy that even the most far left Democrats will find hard to swallow. Somebody better reign her in before she makes the entire east coast look like a bunch of crazy people.

  3. Curtis Bartley

    December 6, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Al Gore and Bernie will be fighting over this dumb ass Cuban.

  4. Curtis Bartley

    December 6, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Gore and Bernie fly around in these jets and they talk about the earth heating up all three are full of shit.

  5. Maurice

    December 6, 2018 at 4:12 am

    Usual bunch of hypocrites, are all these supposed new jobs for the 100’s of 1000’s from the current energy field they will make unemployed???

  6. kat

    December 6, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Al Gore has made millions off the “global warming” scheme. I guess he wants to make more money.

  7. Rockne Hughes

    December 7, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Gore and Cortez? Why not? They are both idiots and think of a presidential run with the pair.

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