Sunrise Movement organizer: Sanders, Warren boast strongest climate change plans

An organizer for the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led climate group, on Tuesday praised 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 The Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 The Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left MORE (I-Vt.) for their robust plans addressing climate change.

“Sunrise hasn’t endorsed any one candidate yet,” Claire Tacherra-Morrison, said in an appearance on Hill.TV, referring to the crowded 2020 Democratic field. “We know that we need to push all of them to center the Green New Deal in everything that they do because that’s how we’re going to get good jobs for people across this country.”

“But, right now, Bernie and Warren have put out the strongest plans we've seen so far,” she added.

Tacherra-Morrison didn’t specify what made either plan notable, but both Warren and Sanders have long sought to position themselves as some of the most aggressive candidates on the issue. The two White House hopefuls were early supporters of the Green New Deal put forth by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Tucker Carlson as 'white supremacist sympathizer' Julián Castro jabs ICE: 'Delete your account' MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyWarren proposes 'Blue New Deal' to protect oceans There's a lot to like about the Senate privacy bill, if it's not watered down Trump administration drops plan to face scan all travelers leaving or entering US MORE (D-Mass.).

They are also among the candidates who have vowed to make the issue a top priority upon taking office.

Sanders in August unveiled a $16 trillion climate change plan that would make climate change a national emergency and shift the U.S. economy to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

Warren, meanwhile, has taken a multi-pronged approach, introducing several climate change plans over the course of her campaign.

In September, Warren announced that she was adopting a proposal put forth by former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeFight against flavored e-cigarettes goes local Krystal Ball: What Harris's exit means for the other 2020 candidates Bullock drops White House bid, won't run for Senate MORE (D), which calls for the U.S. to achieve 100 percent clean energy within the next 10 years.

The Massachusetts senator’s most recent proposal, which was released earlier this month, aims to invest at least $1 trillion on low-income communities at the frontlines of environmental hazards.

— Tess Bonn