The Green New Deal's Success
Republicans who believe in climate change seek alternative to Green New Deal; "We have a voice in this, too," Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., said.
Allan Smith, March 10, 2019 (NBC News)
“…[Since Democrats introduced the Green New Deal] to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and create a renewable energy economy…[Most Republicans have denounced it] as unrealistic, unaffordable and ill-conceived…[But] a growing number of House GOP lawmakers have been increasingly willing to say those four little words: "Climate change is real." And they're warning the rest of their party that Republicans must push for alternative solutions before it's too late…
...[It is also “an extremely important subject" and "is real" and "something that we have to address." according to] Reps. John Shimkus, R-Ill., the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce's Environment and Climate Change subcommittee, Billy Long, R-Mo., Bill Flores, R-Texas, Buddy Carter, R-Ga., and Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, among others…[In direct opposition to the White House, they are calling for] “sensible, realistic, and effective policies to tackle climate change"…[in response to a new poll that shows] the Republican Party's aversion to acknowledging climate change is increasingly falling out of favor…[Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., and other Republicans are proponents of] a carbon tax — a fee on the carbon contents of fossil fuels…” click here for more