Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass) revealed a plan on Thursday that takes radical steps toward reorganizing the economy to combat climate change, called the Green New Deal. The lawmakers introduced a non-binding resolution on Capitol Hill, urging Congress to launch a "10-year national mobilization" to divest from fossil fuels and prioritize sustainability and job creation "on a scale not seen since World War II." The plan calls for investments in renewable energy and infrastructure to aid communities that "may otherwise struggle with the transition away from greenhouse gas intensive industries." Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-N.Y.) are co-sponsoring the resolution, but critics like Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) say it's too ambitious, calling it "extremely unrealistic" and "impossible."
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