1/4/19: A ‘Green New Deal’ for New York and More: Where the Climate Change Conversation is Headed in 2019

1/4/19: A ‘Green New Deal’ for New York and More: Where the Climate Change Conversation is Headed in 2019

Whether that means a heavy hand from the state or not is something that’s been up for debate, and a place where Cuomo’s proclamation means he may soon weigh in. In a previous interview with Gotham Gazette, three-time Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins — who has been running on a Green New Deal for New York since the 2010 race — suggested that it would take “a World War II-scale mobilization” to prevent catastrophic damage from climate change. “During World War II we nationalized 25 percent of manufacturing in this country to make sure we could turn on a dime to make the weapons we used to beat the Nazis. The private investor-owned utilities and energy companies, they haven’t led the way to clean energy, so we may need more public ownership,” Hawkins suggested.

Link: http://www.gothamgazette.com/state/8174-a-green-new-deal-for-new-york-climate-change-conversation-is-headed-in-2019

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January 4, 2019

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