House Dems reveal bloated ‘enviro-justice’ climate proposal—critics say it’s a ‘disaster’ for NM families

On Tuesday, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, released their radical new “action plan” to combat what they call the “climate crisis.” According to the 500-page proposal, the Democrats aim to achieve “net-zero” emissions by 2050. 

Rep. Deb Haaland, who represents New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, touted the Democrat plan and said it includes of three of her policy proposals: the “30 by 30” bill to mark off 30 percent of lands and waters by 2030, the Climate Stewardship Act, which focuses on a revamping of FDR’s “Civilian Conservation Corps.,” and the “100% Clean Economy Act,’’ which aims to achieve a 100% “clean energy economy” by 2050, such as New Mexico’s “Energy Transition Act” or “Green New Deal.” 

The bill would also grant federal dollars “only to projects that meet strong labor standards,” put “environmental justice” at the forefront of all federal policy proposals, commit the CDC to “climate-related work,” bureaucratize American farmland, establish new bloated government “climate” programs, such as the “National Climate Adaptation Program,” create “bonding requirements” for fossil fuel extraction, force “climate change” programs into educational structures, and expend trillions of dollars on “global” proposals to fight climate change. 

“This is a milestone moment in the work to tackle the plastic pollution crisis that is gripping our planet. The inclusion of our landmark legislation in the Select Committee’s action plan is a signal that momentum is building behind a truly comprehensive approach to break free from plastic pollution and address the devastating climate effects of out-of-control plastic production,” said U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM).

Leftwing enviro-justice group the Sierra Club’s Executive Director lauded the proposal, saying, “The Sierra Club is determined to push Congress to advance legislation rooted in the robust proposals presented in the Select Committee’s report, and we look forward to working alongside Congressional leaders to do so.”

However, critics of the proposal, such as Power The Future’s Larry Behrens, brand the proposal a “disaster for New Mexico’s families.” 

“Under this plan, New Mexicans would have to buy a new electric vehicle and pay for bigger electric bills all while watching thousands of their neighbors lose their job. Our state just had to endure a special session with a massive budget deficit, apparently, supporters of this plan want it to be our new normal,” said Behrens. 

The Democrats’ climate proposal is sure to cost trillions of dollars, but no set figures have emerged as to just how much it will set the American taxpayers back.

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