Congressman Blumenauer Cosponsors Green New Deal Resolution
Portland, OR – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, today announced that he is an orginal co-sponsored Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal resolution. The resolution, which outlines the scope and scale of the Green New Deal, included provisions from Blumenauer.
“Our climate is in a crisis, and we need big ideas and massive energy to create the movement that will address it, said Congressman Earl Blumenauer. “We must invest in clean energy jobs, green infrastructure, and sustainable agriculture in a way that is equitable and just. I am excited about this bold vision being driven by Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez and am proud to back this resolution as our first step towards enacting the Green New Deal.”
The resolution would be accomplished through a 10-year plan that takes on a series of industrial and infrastructure projects that transform every sector of the American economy. It seeks to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, create high wage jobs, invest in green infrastructure, secure clean air, water and food for a sustainable environment, and promote justice and equity for frontline and vulnerable communtiies.