AOC is the best friend the Republicans have in the world. Between her idiotic remarks and extremist agenda, she makes Republicans look good.
Her latest proposal is to end all fracking by the year 2025.
She also wants to ban fracking within 2500 feet of homes and schools by 2021. Her legislation calls for transitioning workers from the energy field to other jobs.
Exactly what job doesn’t involve electricity?
And exactly what do we use for electricity in the meantime?
You certainly won’t replace fossil fuels with so-called green energy by then, and with our decrease in production, the price of oil will go through the roof, endangering the poor and the middle class.
And you can say goodbye to all those manufacturing jobs President Trump has created. The good news is that her bill does not have a prayer of becoming law.
I hope it passes in the House so that Democrats running for president have to go on record with their vote.
The Green New Deal would reportedly phase out fossil fuels within 12 years, but could cost trillions of dollars, reports show.
Americans could be forced to pay up to $93 trillion to implement the proposal over 10 years, conservative-leaning American Action Forum (AAF) noted in a study in February 2019.
Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren signed on as Senate co-sponsors of the proposal before it met its demise in the Senate in March 2019.
She is running for president and is one of the progressive candidates who is demanding radical change on energy production.
Other presidential candidates are angling to paint themselves as moderates who are shunning such bans.
Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, for instance, joined Democratic Sen.
Amy Klobuchar as one of a handful of presidential candidates who prefer to regulate fracking rather than ban it outright.