Environment & Energy Report

Green New Deal’s Transit Revamp Comes Under Fire From GOP

Feb. 26, 2019, 6:01 PM

The Green New Deal would require a transformation of the transportation system that would undercut greenhouse gas cuts the airline industry is already making, several Republican lawmakers and an industry representative said Feb. 26.

Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee sharply criticized the Green New Deal resolution led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and championed by progressive Democrats that calls for ambitious and rapid greenhouse gas cuts.

They seized on concerns the Green New Deal would seek to eliminate air travel—a point Ocasio-Cortez has disputed, but that has caught fire among Republican lawmakers and critics of the...

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