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Tue Dec 10, 2019, 11:55 AM

 

Warren's "Blue New Deal" is way too useful and smart

...for Republicans.

But it might actually motivate a groundswell of intelligent, concerned Democrats to get to the polls. In other words, convincing Trump's minions is futile... but a Blue New Deal for a Blue Wave sounds pretty reasonable to me. Millions of younger voters who give a fuck about having a future will eat this proposal up like M&Ms on a licorice stick. It might even peel off some independents.

Elizabeth Warren Pitches ‘Blue New Deal’ To Fortify Coastal Economies
The Democratic presidential hopeful is betting offshore wind and new seafood policies can win her votes.

By Alexander C. Kaufman
12/10/2019

Huffpost:
https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5deec17fe4b05d1e8a568b5c?test_ad=evaluate_mobile_moments

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren unveiled a proposal for a “Blue New Deal” to revitalize coastal economies by building climate change-ready ports, spurring new markets for sustainable seafood and reshaping the offshore energy sector to tap more wind and curtail oil drilling.

The nine-page plan adds to more than half a dozen campaign planks the Massachusetts senator has put forward to lower planet-heating emissions and adapt the United States to the changes already baked in from more than a century of unchecked fossil fuel burning and industrialization.

The proposal stands out as one of the most comprehensive plans yet to emerge to specifically target working waterfronts. Coastal economies were considered a blind spot in the Green New Deal movement that emerged over the past year and calls for a federal climate policy that guarantees good-paying jobs and rapidly transitions the country off fossil fuels. The resolution introduced in Congress in February outlining a Green New Deal made only a passing mention of oceans.

The focus on waterfronts comes as the United Nations climate summit in Madrid pays what activists would call overdue attention to the ways global warming is affecting oceans, which generate at least half of all oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere and have absorbed an estimated 93% of excess heat from emissions.

“While the ocean is severely threatened, it can also be a major part of the climate solution – from providing new sources of clean energy to supporting a new future of ocean farming,” Warren wrote in a campaign memo outlining the policy. “That is why I believe that a Blue New Deal must be an essential part of any Green New Deal – helping us fight climate change, protecting our health, and creating good, high-wage union jobs in the process.”

The campaign said the proposal did not include new investments beyond the $3 trillion Warren pledged to spend so far on climate efforts. Instead, the Blue New Deal outlines a suite of executive and regulatory actions.
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Tue Dec 10, 2019, 11:59 AM

1. ...and I like how the economist (Warren) launches this on one of Trump's worst days.

 

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Tue Dec 10, 2019, 12:04 PM

2. And she is also saying something about the naval bases that are going under

 

water when high tide comes rolling in just look at the Portsmouth/ Norfolk naval base......................and the taxpayers are going to have to reinforce this land............................republicans on the other hand think a 1.5 trillion tax cut solves everything..............................


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