All Articles on Green New Deal

Millions of Texans lost their power last week when Winter Storm Uri hit the state and knocked out coal, natural gas, and nuclear plants that were unprepared for the freezing temperatures. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) News
As Millions in Texas Lack Safe Water, Sunrise Movement Rallies at State Capitol Demanding Green New Deal
"Texas is the perfect example of what happens when our politicians cater to fossil fuel executives instead of the young people who have been... warning of an impending climate emergency like this."
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Republicans 'Fear' Green New Deal, Argues Naomi Klein, Because It's a Viable Alternative to Free-Market Failure
"Texans are living through the collapse of a 40-year experiment in free-market fundamentalism, one that has also stood in the way of effective climate action. Fortunately, there's a way out."
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A gas flare from the Shell Chemical LP petroleum refinery illuminates the sky on August 21, 2019 in Norco, Louisiana. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
'No Safe Amount': Environmentalists Sound Alarm Over Texas Refineries' Release of Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Pollutants During Storm
337,000 pounds of benzene, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and sulfur dioxide were flared, as well as an indeterminate amount of methane.
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Linda McCoy throws wood on a fire for heat in her home in Houston on February 17, 2021. (Photo: Mark Felix for The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Fossil Fuel Exec Brags of 'Hitting the Jackpot' as Natural Gas Prices Surge Amid Deadly Crisis in Texas
The GOP is erroneously blaming frozen wind turbines for power outages because the Green New Deal is "the biggest legislative threat against the corrupt powers responsible for (and benefiting from) the suffering unfolding now," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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A person carries empty propane tanks, bringing them to refill at a propane gas station after winter weather caused electricity blackouts on February 18, 2021 in Houston. Winter storm Uri brought severe temperature drops causing a catastrophic failure of the power grid in Texas. About two million people are without electricity throughout Houston. (Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images) News
Forget Ted Cruz, What's Really Missing in Texas Is the Green New Deal
"Lives are already being lost because of Texas politicians' refusal to acknowledge and prepare for the realities of the climate crisis."
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Demanding Gov. Abbott's Resignation, Sunrise Movement Says Texas Crisis Shows Urgent Need for Green New Deal
"We deserve a government that addresses our basic needs and protects all of us in moments of crisis. Despite the lies you'll hear from Governor Abbott on Fox News , that's truly what the Green New Deal is all about."
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Junior Ceqara and Alexa Albare share a blanket to keep warm while standing in line to enter Fiesta supermarket on February 16, 2021 in Houston. (Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images) News
Role of Climate Crisis 'Can't Be Hand-Waved Away': Scientists Say Freezing Texas Linked to Warming Arctic
"This extreme polar vortex event epitomizes everything climate change is: unprecedented, unrelenting, affecting a population unaccustomed and unprepared. Yes, we have always had winter—but not here, and not like this."
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'He Is Lying. People Are Dying': Calls for Texas Governor to Resign as He Blames Power Outages on Wind and Solar
"Five million Texans are without power tonight and temperatures are below freezing. People will most certainly die tonight because of it. But Gov. Abbott had time to go on Sean Hannity to blame the Green New Deal."
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"A world based on 100% renewable energy is possible, and we are able to transform the energy system fast enough to avoid the climate catastrophe." News
With 10-Point Declaration, Global Coalition of Top Energy Experts Says: '100% Renewables Is Possible'
"The solutions will not only save consumers money, but also create jobs and provide energy and more international security, while substantially reducing air pollution and climate damage from energy."
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Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen speaks during an event featuring President-elect Joe Biden's economic team at the Queen Theater on December 1, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
'Smartest Thing We Can Do Is Act Big': Yellen Bolsters Demand for Biden to Enact Bold FDR-Style Agenda
"Instead of feel-good talk of unification," said journalist John Nichols, "FDR called out the Wall Street speculators, the bankers, and their conservative apologists."
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