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Bernie Sanders meets California fire victims, lays out Green New Deal


Added 08-23-19 12:10:02am EST - “Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a $16.3 tril...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Bernie Sanders meets California fire victims, lays out Green New Deal”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON/SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a $16.3 trillion climate change strategy on a tour of northern California that included meeting families displaced by deadly wildfires and a rally in the state capital Sacramento.

The plan would “launch a decade of the Green New Deal”, a 10-year federal “mobilization” that would factor climate change into every policy action from immigration to foreign policy while promising to create 20 million jobs in the process.

The U.S. would generate 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and achieve “full decarbonization” by 2050, according to the plan.

“We are going to invest massively in wind, solar and other sustainable energies,” Sanders told a cheering crowd that had braved near triple digit temperatures to see him in a downtown Sacramento park.

Addressing about 5,000 people inside and outside the park, Sanders accused fossil fuel companies of being willing to destroy the planet for short-term profits.

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