"Politics: After Fast Start, A Slowdown For The Green New Deal"

"Sen. Chris Van Hollen likes the Green New Deal and plans to soon support its ambitious vision of fighting climate change.

But first, the Maryland Democrat has to get a couple of things in order — such as finishing up a related measure that would impose a price on carbon emissions.

'I intend to co-sponsor the bill in the coming weeks when I also introduce 'cap and dividend' legislation,' wrote Van Hollen in a Twitter post earlier this month.

His conditional support is emblematic of where things stand in the ongoing effort by environmental activists to recruit more congressional co-sponsors for a symbolic resolution in support of the Green New Deal."

Mark K. Matthews and Adam Aton report for ClimateWire March 21, 2019.


"Solar And Wind Firms Call The 'Green New Deal’ Too Extreme" (Reuters)

"Top Dem Lawmaker Rolls Out Climate Plan To Appeal To GOP" (The Hill)

"GOP Uses Green New Deal To Hurt Democrats As It Plots To Retake California House Seats" (CNBC)

"Campaign 2020: Trump's GOP Rival Pitches Himself To Climate Advocates" (ClimateWire)

Source: ClimateWire, 03/22/2019