ENDING GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS

Introduced in House (02/07/2019)

This resolution calls for the creation of a Green New Deal with the goals of:

*achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions;

*establishing millions of high-wage jobs and ensuring economic security for all;

*investing in infrastructure and industry;

*securing clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all; and

*promoting justice and equality.

The resolution calls for accomplishment of these goals through a 10-year national mobilization effort. The resolution also enumerates the goals and projects of the mobilization effort, including:

*building smart power grids (i.e., power grids that enable customers to reduce their power use during peak demand periods);

*upgrading all existing buildings and constructing new buildings to achieve maximum energy and water efficiency;

*removing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation and agricultural sectors;

*cleaning up existing hazardous waste and abandoned sites;

*ensuring businesspersons are free from unfair competition; and

*providing higher education, high-quality health care, and affordable, safe, and adequate housing to all.