Why not everybody just stop using fossil fuels right now?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s climate plan is the only one that matches scientific consensus on the environment
“We need more environmental hardliners in Congress,” she told In These Times magazine earlier this week. “We need a Marshall Plan for renewable energy in the United States. The idea that the Democratic Party needs to be moderate is what’s holding us back on this.”
Ocasio-Cortez wants to make the US run 100% on renewable energy by 2035. Scientists warn that the window of opportunity for staving off dangerous levels of climate change is rapidly closing, and dramatically (and quickly) reducing emissions is the most direct route to avoiding potential environmental catastrophe.
By Zoë SchlangerJune 27, 2018
‘There’s no debate’: Ocasio-Cortez says US should stop producing fossil fuels
Oct 12, 2018 6:06 pm
New York House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told supporters on Thursday that the U.S. should stop producing fossil fuels as part of a "Green New Deal" plan. (
During a Washington, D.C., fundraising event Thursday night, New York Democratic House nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told supporters that the U.S. should stop producing fossil fuels, saying “there’s no debate” over the issue.
What are the details?
According to Fox News, Ocasio-Cortez is promoting a “Green New Deal” plan, which is an environmental stimulus initiative with an end-goal of shifting the country to using 100 percent renewal energy sources by 2035.
“There’s no debate as to whether we should continue producing fossil fuels. There’s no debate. We should not,” Ocasio-Cortez told the audience. “Every single scientific consensus points to that.”