Ed Markey

Goldberg: Green New Deal backers embrace their fantasies

Goldberg: Green New Deal backers embrace their fantasies

On Thursday, DemocrRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat, and Sen. Ed Markey, the Massachusetts Democrat, introduced what many news outlets described as "legislation" for the Green New Deal, a wildly ambitious plan to eliminate the American fossil fuel industry within a decade or so. It's worth noting that it's not legislation as people normally understand the term. It's a resolution titled "Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal." In other words, even if it passed -- a considerable if -- nothing would really happen.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn't taking it too seriously. She didn't put Ms. Ocasio-Cortez on...

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