Congress: Do Your Job on Climate. Leave the Green New Deal to Presidential Candidates

March 27, 2019

While the Green New Deal is an important vision statement, it is not an action plan. But by pushing for so much so quickly, it seems to be polarizing the two parties around a revised set of talking points on climate policy, slamming shut a promising window of opportunity. As David Hart writes for Morning Consult, Congress and its leaders should leave the Green New Deal grandstanding to the 2020 presidential candidates and instead advance the most ambitious measures that can win bipartisan support. Significantly expanding and diversifying federal spending on energy research, development and demonstration is an obvious place to start.