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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Joins Colleagues to Introduce Green New Deal Legislation

Washington, February 8, 2019

Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) joined with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and over 60 of their colleagues to introduce Green New Deal legislation.

 

“Climate change is real. It is an existential threat to our country and our planet. Every day that passes without Congress taking swift, bold action to tackle this issue is a day wasted, and a detriment to our children and grandchildren. Thanks to a full spectrum of reporting from scientific experts, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations alike --  including our own Department of Defense -- we know the window of opportunity to take meaningful action to cut carbon emissions and put us on the right track toward saving our planet is closing fast,” said Rep. Trahan. “The Green New Deal is a bold plan to shift our country to clean and renewable energy, while creating jobs for American workers. We don't have to make the false choice between saving our planet or growing our economy for everyone. We can and we will do both.”

 

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