O’Rourke Rolls Out $5 Trillion Climate Change Plan

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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) on Monday rolled out his most ambitious policy proposal to date, calling for the United States to invest $5 trillion over the next decade in an effort to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

O’Rourke aims to update aging U.S. infrastructure, accelerate innovation and invest climate sustainability in local communities. His campaign said it would be the “largest investment in fighting climate change in history.”

The climate proposal also includes executive actions that O’Rourke’s campaign said he would sign on Day One if elected. Under his plan, the U.S. would re-enter the Paris climate agreement and there would be a moratorium on new oil and gas sales on federal lands and offshore, while setting a 2030 net-zero emissions target for federal lands. Emissions from drilling on public lands currently account for roughly a quarter of all U.S. emissions.

“The greatest threat we face — which will test our country, our democracy, every single one of us — is climate change,” O’Rourke said in a statement.

Read more at The Hill.

{Matzav.com}

7 COMMENTS

  1. The proposals coming out some of the Democratic candidates are so ridiculous that it s difficult to tell what is true and what is satire.

    • I disagree, this is are only planet, if we don’t save it who will? ( paraphrased Mishnah). Beto has a strong plan and out ONLY planet is worth it.

  2. This is the ticket to a trump victory on 2020…. this extreme plan is so transparently foolish and dangerous to the country that any sane person couldn’t vote for this. The price for energy and dependence on foreign countries would be suicidal

  3. China And India are not cutting their emissions.
    At the current trajectory off all nations emissions , if we were to going to go to net zero by 2050 we would only save the planet from going +4C by 2100 to +3.9C by 2100.
    The answer is getting China and India to use Nuclear power.

  4. Please, please bring it on you insane and inane democrat morons. The more these fools keep ignoring real crises and run their mouths off about their fake religion of climate change the greater the landslide for Trump.

  5. Hasn’t he noticed that the deliberate large-scale technology intervention in the Earth’s natural systems known as geoengineering has stopped and the climate went back to normal, thanks to President Trump? What exactly does he want to invest $5 trillion for when the Global Warming hoax has ceased?

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