Minnesota Introduces Their Own Green New Deal, As Written By Kids

Hey, AOC’s GND looks like it was written by kids with zero experience of the world, so, hey, why not. And, it is a bill, not a resolution like AO’s one (via Watts Up With That?)

Minnesota Introduces Bold New Climate Change Bill Crafted By Teens

Everyone always looks to California for climate action, but don’t sleep on the Midwest. On Thursday, Minnesota legislators introduced a sweeping new bill modelled after Alexandrio Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.

But their bill and its rollout differs in one huge way: they let teens lead the way in crafting and introducing it, a first for climate legislation. The press conference and bill may be less visible than 1.5 million students in the streets, but it’s a landmark moment as young adults open up a new front in the push for climate action.

“This is our future, and we’re actually taking action on it,” Anna Grace Hottinger, a 16 year old sophomore who helped author the bill, told Earther.

Hottinger is part of the group Minnesota Can’t Wait, a youth-led climate advocacy group that has been pushing for climate action at the state level. The idea of a bill arose in the fall and the group has been meeting with Minnesota state legislators for months, including a January meeting Governor Tim Walz shortly after his inauguration.

What does it do?

The Minnesota Green New Deal bill represents a much more dramatic step. Introduced by state Representative Frank Hornstein and Senator Scott Dibble along with 17 co-sponsors, the legislation follows the outlines of the Green New Deal resolution introduced at the federal level earlier this year.

The bill requires the state to run on 100 per cent carbon-free energy by 2030 and puts a moratorium on fossil fuel permitting. It also requires commissioners of various state agencies to come up with plans for decarbonisation of different sectors, including transportation and agriculture, as well as divesting the state’s pension system from fossil fuels.

Throughout, the text nods to the need for getting input from a wide range of groups including unions, low income communities, people of colour, and tribes. Hottinger said those provisions were really important, and that Minnesota Can’t Wait reached out to trade unions and other groups who would be impacted for feedback on the proposed text.

So, it’s all about hardcore leftist SJW and identity politics? Huh. And, as far as being “a much more dramatic step”, the legislation would deny the construction of any “facility to transport, store, or process coal, crude oil or its derivative products, propane, or natural gas,” which would also mean that no new homes would be able to be constructed with the best option for a Minnesota winter, natural gas. Also, no new gas stations, and the legislation seems to imply that upgrades to existing gas stations would be disallowed.

Further

The bill is ripe with language on how the state can help facilitate a just transition to a clean energy economy, from jobs training to identifying any economic impact the shift could have on electricity rates.

“The Minnesota Green New Deal not only represents a bold agenda toward climate change, but also represents a new style of politics, one that values people over profits,” Tiger Worku, a junior from Minneapolis, said at the press conference announcing the bill on Wednesday.

This is about shifting away from capitalism into their Modern Socialist type system as run by Government. And good luck running the snowplows on solar panels.

It has zero chance of passing, though, since Republicans control the Minn. Senate.

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26 Responses to “Minnesota Introduces Their Own Green New Deal, As Written By Kids”

  1. Bill Bear says:

    “the legislation would deny the construction of any “facility to transport, store, or process coal, crude oil or its derivative products, propane, or natural gas,””

    Until when, Porter Good?

    For once in your unrelentingly deceitful existence, can you be honest and tell the whole fúcking story?

    Never mind… of course you can’t.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Teach, you can do better. And why do you rely on sources such as WUWT?

      From the proposed bill:

      Sec. 8. [216B.2427] FOSSIL FUEL FACILITIES; CONSTRUCTION MORATORIUM.
      A state agency is prohibited from issuing a permit to construct (1) a facility to transport,
      store, or process coal, crude oil or its derivative products, propane, or natural gas, or (2) a facility defined in section 216B.2421, subdivision 2, clause (9), pending issuance of the
      report required under section 11.

      So what is this section 11?

      Sec. 11. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION STRATEGY; REPORT.
      (c) By November 30, 2019, the commissioner must submit a report containing the
      benchmarks and strategies to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and
      house of representatives committees with primary jurisdiction over energy policy.

      That’s about a 5 month moratorium on no fossil-fuel facilities – until the commission submits a report.

      Anyway, if teenagers put this bill together, Minnesota should be proud of its teenagers.

      Here’s the actual proposed bill:

      https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF2836&session=ls91&version=list&session_number=0&session_year=2019

      • Bill Bear says:

        “Teach, you can do better.”

        Actually, no, Porter Good is incapable of doing any better. He has been lying for so long that he has utterly forgotten what it is to be an honest man.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Bill,

          You may be right. And although Teach’s record is poor in this regard, I’m naïve enough to still believe Teach has enough humanity to be redeemed. I suspect that most dishonest conservabloggers are lost lambs who have found a support system online with others who share their loneliness, their fears and their bigotry.

          Certainly, some of his commenters appear beyond redemption, and would happily cruelly murder the “other” if they caught they could get away with it.

          • formwiz says:

            Jeffery thinks he’s fooling people with his good cop, bear suit routine.

            And murder, especailly on an industrial scale has been the way Jeffery’s side handles things.

          • Mangoldielocks says:

            LOLOLOL… You really should check on the chickens in your own coop. It appears they are being eaten by your own like minded echo chamber.

            The left is racist. Hateful. Violent and will stop at nothing to destroy lives to get their political way. I think you should look in the mirror for self reflection and I mean that as collectively the LEFT needs to look in the mirror.

            Kavanaugh is a horrible person. Joe biden is just swell. Trump is a horrible person. Keith Ellison is just swell. Mike Pence is horrible for being a Christian. Corey booker groping a gay man in a bathroom is forgotten, buried and left to rot.

            Hollywood is fuking everyone in sight. Trump is a bastard for having affairs. Billionaire Jeff Bezos has an affair and gets a divorce. Trump is scum for doing the same. Jeff Bezos is all that for owning the WAPO.

            Antifa is burning down buildings and rioting in the streets with no condemnation by the left. The right constantly condemns neo-nazis and white nationalists who are violent but it does no good. We dont’ mean it.

            On and on it goes. Look in the mirror. The Rights response to Obama care was the tea party. A bunch of grandparents marching peacefully in streets and throwing out any violent people. The lefts reaction to Trump is Russiagate and collusion and calling him a treasonous villan.

            Look in the mirror LEFT. Look in the mirror.

    • formwiz says:

      Obviously never.

      Clearly Jeffery doesn’t like it when Teach nails the Left dead center.

  2. Jl says:

    Why yes, let’s get rid of natural gas and put up windmills instead… Looks like the California climate circus has set up tent in Minnesota…

  3. Bill Bear says:

    “Why yes, let’s get rid of natural gas and put up windmills instead”

    No one has suggested “getting rid of” natural gas.

    Lying is what wingnuts do.

    Lying is all they know.

    • formwiz says:

      It’s a fossil fuel, isn’t it?

      Of course, they want to get rid of it.

      Hate is all they have.

    • Mangoldielocks says:

      The left wants to get rid of CO2. Zero Emmissions is the goal of the green new deal. That would defacto rid the world of natural gas. Or at least the United states of natural gas.

      Bill you should seek help. You have claimed so many people are liars you fail to realize when you are being intellectually dishonest.

    • Jl says:

      Bill-can you read? “The bill would require 100% carbon free energy by 2030”. To be carbon free would then entail no natural gas, as said.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach,

    WUWT, and some of your other favorite sources, Daily Caller and Breitbart, are purveyors of falsehoods, false narratives, misinformation and disinformation. Earl Worrall, who typed the tripe from WUWT that you inexplicably passed on, misled you.

    You should have compared the proposed bill to Worrall’s misleading narrative, before accepting it and sharing with others who would not check its veracity.

    Why spread falsehoods? One of your loyal readers, JL, is now also spreading this nonsense.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach (via Earl Worrall) claimed the proposed bill eliminates all fossil fuels. I pointed out that the proposed bill would place a moratorium on new fossil-fuel projects and facilities until Nov 30 2019.

    Worrall’s WUWT headline was “Minnesotan Green New Deal Bill to Ban Fossil Fuel, Home Heating, Capitalism…” none of which is true. The entire premise of the scare-mongering essay was false.

    https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    You should read the bill since neither Worrall nor Teach did.

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    And here I thought I’d be fêted for pointing out the disinformation your “sources” were fooling you with.

    No good deed goes unpunished!

    https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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