Elizabeth Warren Says the Green New Deal Doesn't Go Far Enough: We Need a Blue New Deal!

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 1:50 PM
Elizabeth Warren Says the Green New Deal Doesn't Go Far Enough: We Need a Blue New Deal!

Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is trying to keep her struggling campaign alive by going all in with the Green New Deal to combat climate change during a campaign stop in Arlington, Virginia, but she said it does not go far enough and proposed another plan to help the world's oceans. 

"Climate change threatens every living thing on this planet. What truly scares me the most is every single time the scientists go out and collects some more data and do some more analysis, the problem is worse than we thought, and we have less time than we thought. That means the urgency of the problem cannot be overstated," she said on Thursday.

"I am going to increase by 10 fold the money we put into science, basic science, applied science, every part of this. We got  to innovate out of this problem and, also right at the core has got to be environmental justice. For decades in this country, this nation has permitted toxic waste dumps, polluting factories, to be located in or next to communities of color," she continued.

Warren committed to spending $1 trillion on "environmental justice."

"I gotta mention one more. I am all for a Green New Deal, but it is not enough. We gotta have a Blue New Deal to save our oceans as well," she added.

America Rising Squared, a GOP powerhouse group, launched a website this week to explain the dangers of the Green New Deal, which has been promoted by Democrats such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY).

"The Green New Deal is the most radical proposal ever embraced by liberal politicians. Every American deserves to know how many jobs it could destroy in their state and how much their energy costs could increase should this liberal pipe dream ever be implemented," Communications Director Chris Martin said in a release.