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.