Election

GREENER NEW DEAL? Beto O’Rourke Introduces New $5 TRILLION Plan to Fight Climate Change

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.29.19

Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke unveiled his own proposal to cut carbon emissions heading into the 2020 presidential race over the weekend; releasing a new $5 trillion plan to combat climate change across the world.

O’Rourke’s “very first bill he sends to Congress … will mobilize $5 trillion over 10 years — spurred by the single largest investment to fight climate change in history — to transform our aging infrastructure, accelerate innovation, and empower our people and communities to lead the climate fight,” says the proposal.

Beto’s plan comes months after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released her ‘Green New Deal’ that aims to reduce car travel, airplanes, consumption of red meat, “classic” construction materials, and more.

O’Rourke’s proposal aims to “”set a first-ever, net-zero emissions by 2030 carbon budget for federal lands, stopping new fossil fuel leases, changing royalties to reflect climate costs, and accelerating renewables development and forestation.”

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