The White House lambasted the Green New Deal climate resolution spearheaded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Democrats prepare to grill oil execs Trick-or-dog-treat: Lawmakers hold annual Halloween puppy party Merkley, Warren and Markey sound alarm over 'dirty' hydrogen provision in climate deal MORE (D-N.Y.) this week slamming it as a "central planning disaster" and “a roadmap to destroy the American Economy.”
White House spokesperson Judd Deere said in a statement to The Hill that President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE “has vowed that America would never be socialist, and this administration will fight this central planning disaster,” adding that the plan was a “roadmap to destroy the American Economy.”
Politico first reported Deere's comments regarding the resolution.
Ocasio-Cortez introduced a resolution on Thursday that would push the U.S. to reduce carbon emissions through the economy.
The proposal has a goal of creating millions of “good, high-wage jobs” by working toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
“Whereas, because the United States has historically been responsible for a disproportionate amount of greenhouse gas emissions, having emitted 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions through 2014, and has a high technological capacity, the United States must take a leading role in reducing emissions through economic transformation,” the resolution reads.
The proposal says that the plan would include resilience building, a completely renewable-energy driven power grid, updating “smart” power grids and increasing building energy efficiency. The proposal also includes a commitment that all future infrastructure bills would specifically address climate change.
Sen. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Democrats prepare to grill oil execs Merkley, Warren and Markey sound alarm over 'dirty' hydrogen provision in climate deal Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Dems see path to deal on climate provisions MORE (D-Mass.) introduced a companion proposal in the Senate.
The proposal has faced backlash from some on the right, who criticize it as a radical pipe dream rather than an achievable climate goal.