AOC, Kamala Harris Release A Climate Equity Plan Or Something

It’s almost like this whole ‘climate change’ meme has nothing to do with science and everything to do with their authoritarian policies

I wonder if AOC will trot out some apoplexy if it actually gets a vote in the Senate, thinking it is HER legislation, forgetting about Harris, much like she did with the Green New Deal. Oh, and she still hasn’t gotten around to demanding a vote on the GND in the House.

(NY Times) Senator Kamala Harris of California and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on Monday unveiled legislation aimed at ensuring that climate change plans benefit low-income communities. They described the measure as a key element of the Democrats’ Green New Deal.

The effort comes as Ms. Harris, who is running for president, and other Democratic candidates prepare for a set of debates in Detroit this week. Racial and economic disparities on issues ranging from housing to education are expected to take center stage.

The new proposal, titled the Climate Equity Act, provides a view of Ms. Harris’s environmental priorities. Under the plan, any environmental regulation or legislation would be rated based on its impact on low-income communities, which are disproportionately affected by climate change because they are often in flood zones, near highways or power plants, or adjacent to polluted lands known as brownfields.

The rating system would be modeled after the Congressional Budget Office score, which measures the costs of every major piece of legislation.

Who here thinks that might not work out as well as thought, because hardcore enviroweenie and climate change legislation and rules tend to hurt the poor more than rich people like Kamala? Of course, the devil’s in the details, and you know something shady is going on

The bill would also establish an independent Office of Climate and Environmental Justice Accountability to represent vulnerable communities, and create a position of senior adviser on climate justice at “all relevant agencies.”

Oh, good, more Big Government here to help. Just like in Baltimore!

“One of the tenets of the Green New Deal is prioritizing vulnerable communities,” (AOC) said. “We have to talk about Flint. We have to talk about West Virginia. We have to talk about the Bronx and we have to talk about the ways climate change manifests in our lives.”

None of those have anything to do with ‘climate change’, particularly Flint’s water issues from bad pipes. Of course, they haven’t actually introduced it in a meaningful way, which would be introducing it in the House and Senate

(Refinery29) Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled a draft of their new climate justice legislation on Monday, the goal of which is to ensure that any measure to fight climate change and its effects benefits low-income communities and other vulnerable populations.

The Climate Equity Act, which the two Democrats said will support the Green New Deal, will be formally introduced in the fall and constituents can offer feedback on the draft until then. “Climate change represents not only the greatest threat to our species, but one of our greatest economic opportunities,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement provided to Refinery29. “The Climate Equity Act ensures that as we go forward to solve our climate crisis, we are focusing on communities most impacted by the crisis and the transition to renewable energy.”

It’s so important that they’ll hold off till the fall. And, in case you missed it

Kamala Harris and AOC Just Injected Environmental Justice Into the 2020 Race

So, politics, not science. Meanwhile

Swing-state households would lose at least $70G within first year of Green New Deal, study finds

All hail the Green New Deal.

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3 Responses to “AOC, Kamala Harris Release A Climate Equity Plan Or Something”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Isn’t she already a Senator? If she really thinks this is a good idea, she should propose it as a bill and convince a majority of her fellow Senators to support it, then send it to the House and convince a majority there and then send it to the President for signature. If she can’t do that, it is perhaps a signal that the American people don’t want what she wants. Or it’s a signal that she is just full of hot air and has no intention of actually accomplishing anything if she gets elected.

  2. Jl says:

    “Low income communities, which are disproportionately affected by climate change…”. Those same communities are “disproportionately affected” when the price of gas goes up, rent goes up, price of bread goes up, ect. So? And they’ll be disproportionately affected when they’re paying more for electricity because it’s coming from “renewables “.

  3. Professor Hale says:

    people in low income communities should be relocated to high-income communities. That will fix it.

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