Here Is the Green New Deal in Handy List Form

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I gather that Matt Whitaker is being quite the asshole in his testimony before Congress today:

I’m seeing a lot of smart people here say that Whitaker will regret sassing Nadler this AM. Without IN ANY WAY condoning Whitaker’s dickish and unprofessional behavior, I sadly don’t see how that is the case.
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) February 8, 2019

Sadly, I didn’t watch the hearing. However, Hannah Levintova has more here.
In the meantime, I thought I would compile a list of everything included in the Green New Deal that was released yesterday. This is just for future reference:

Commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions within ten years
Provide “millions” of good, high-wage jobs
Repair and upgrade US infrastructure
Provide everyone with access to clean air and clean water
Repair historic oppression of indigenous peoples, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth
Protect against extreme weather events
Eliminate pollution and greenhouse gases “as much as technologically feasible”
Meet 100 percent of power demand via renewable and zero-emission sources
Upgrade to smart grids
Upgrade all existing buildings for maximum energy efficiency
Invest in public transit and high-speed rail
Mitigate the long-term health effects of pollution and climate change
Restore fragile ecosystems
Clean up hazardous waste sites
Provide higher education to all
Invest in R&D of new energy technologies
Build wealth, community ownership, and good jobs in marginalized communities
Create union jobs that pay prevailing wages
Guarantee living wage to everyone
Guarantee family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to everyone
Improve union bargaining strength
Strengthen labor and workplace safety standards
Enact trade rules that increase jobs but don’t transfer pollution overseas
Reform the use of eminent domain
Ensure that all business are free from unfair competition
Provide all people of the United States with high-quality health care
Provide all people of the United States with good housing
Provide all people of the United States with economic security
Provide all people of the United States with healthy and affordable food
Provide all people of the United States with access to nature

This is really more of a social democratic manifesto than a climate change plan. Perhaps instead of Green New Deal, it should just be called “Finish Up the New Deal”?