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08 February, 2019

Invoking Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen's claim that the agency does not have a policy of separating migrant children from their parents, Ocasio-Cortez argued that Nielsen is ignorant of the enforcement policies pursued by her subordinates. 'The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it right?' she said, mocking the democratic socialist's effort.

In an interview with NPR, Ocasio-Cortez justified the massive scope of the plan by saying: "Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us".

"T$3 he question isn't how we will pay for it", Ocasio-Cortez' FAQ declares, "but what we will do with our new shared prosperity".

The Trump administration does not believe action on climate change is necessary and is focused on increasing production of oil, gas and coal on federal and private land.

The Green New Deal would be paid for "the same way we paid for the original New Deal, World War II, the bank bailouts, tax cuts for the rich and decades of war - with public money appropriated by Congress", Ocasio-Cortez said. "And so that's really what we're trying to accomplish with the Green New Deal". Ed Markey (D-Mass.) are teasing the ambitious deal and set to unveil it at a Thursday afternoon press conference. She said she wants to hear from a newly established select committee on climate change, which will consider options not named in the Green New Deal. The main goal of the Green New Deal is to remodel the US economy and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. He was part of a large group of economic migrants who illegally entered the United States.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped eight Democrats to serve on a special committee to address climate change.

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The panel will be chaired by Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida, who was chosen in December. Use of wind and solar power would be dramatically increased under the plan.

It envisions a 10-year mobilization that would upgrade and expand power sources and power grids to meet 100 percent of power demand via clean energy sources, as well as overhauling transport systems to "eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector as much as is technologically feasible". Will all of the expertise that goes into a Green New Deal eventually include proofreaders?

"She did in fact invite me to be on the committee", the New York Democrat said.

But the freshman congresswoman from NY introduced a Green New Deal resolution on Thursday that is already emerging as a key policy test for 2020 Democratic candidates.

The proposal has no chance of gaining support in the Republican-controlled Senate, let alone being signed into law by President Donald Trump, but has become a rallying cry among some liberals and a lightning rod among conservatives.

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