GOP Launches Attacks on Democrats Over ‘Green New Deal’


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WASHINGTON—Republicans have seized on the “Green New Deal” in an effort to paint Democrats as extreme and out of touch on energy policy, attacking the proposal and launching advertisements tying swing-district Democrats to the idea.

Unveiled last week by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.), the Green New Deal aims to slow climate change by ending the reliance of the U.S. economy on fossil fuels within 10 years; to upgrade power grids and existing buildings for maximum energy efficiency;…

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