Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Corporations See a Different Kind of “Green” in Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal”

by Whitney Webb, Mint Press News
There is nothing “progressive” about the Ocasio-Cortez-promoted “New Green Deal,” which is little more than an industry-driven, neoliberal solution that will not solve issues like climate change and poverty but instead empower their underlying cause: U.S. oligarchy.

In recent weeks, support from progressives and establishment liberals has been pouring in for the “Green New Deal,” a plan largely promoted by U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. The plan claims that it seeks to “transform the U.S. economy in an effort to fight climate change” that would ostensibly push the U.S. from fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy in a little over a decade.
Though Ocasio-Cortez and others have claimed that the measure is “anti-establishment” and has been mocked by the corporate media, it has recently gained the support of over 30 House Democrats and won endorsements from mainstream media pundits such as Van Jones of CNN. 

Jones — who is a senior fellow at the Clinton-connected, John Podesta-led think tank the Center for American Progress, and a former Obama adviser — recently called the Ocasio-Cortez-promoted plan “the smartest, most practical idea in U.S. politics to address two urgent problems: climate change and poverty.”...

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