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Delgado has not signed on to 'Green New Deal' yet

Dec 07, 2018 12:34 am
Eoin Higgins reports at The Intercept that during his campaign to become the representative from New York’s 19th District Antonio Delgado talked about backing a “Green New Deal.” But, so far, he has not signed on the the plan to cut U.S. carbon emissions to reach the Paris Agreement’s climate goal to prevent the world from warming no more than 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100. “It is very important to understand that we could go to the moon, but what are doing, right now, to save earth?” Delgado said during the campaign. “Why aren’t we thinking bigger? Why aren’t we challenging ourselves about the next frontier, what it might look like? Why aren’t we thinking of a Green New Deal?” Losing Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield said that at the August League of Conservation Voters forum, where Greenfield wasn’t invited to speak, Delgado’s “opening statement was nearly word for word what Greenfield had been handing out on a leaflet on the sidewalk just before the event,” according to a Greenfield press release from August. “It was a one-time mention,” said Greenfield, “in front of a specific audience.” In a Nov. 15 interview with the Cooperstown Crier Delgado would not commit to the New Deal plan. “We have so much investment in fossil fuels right now and the way we speak about infrastructure build-out facilitates the distribution of fossil fuels,” said Delgado, “and we have to be more focused and intentional about moving towards a green-energy economy.” Delgado’s campaign did not respond with any response to the issue. Read the full story at The Intercept.
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