Movement

Green New Deal (GND)

The Green New Deal (GND) refers to a U.S. House of Representatives resolution and various legislative proposals supported by radical environmentalist groups.

While details of the “Deal” are unclear and frequently change, an attempt to estimate the cost of the plan that critics call a “radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy”[1] found it could cost upwards of $90 trillion over a ten-year federal budget window if enacted.[2]

The Green New Deal Coalition, sponsored by Sunrise Movement, is a coalition campaign advocating for the Green New Deal legislation introduced by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey in the 116th Congress.

Criticism

The Green New Deal has been widely criticized by people on both the Left and the Right for being too “broad” in its scope and focus. [3]

Not an Environmental Proposal

In 2019, the chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Saikat Chakrabarti, told Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) that the legislative package is designed to completely revamp the entire U.S. economy. During an informal meeting between the two major climate change proponents, Chakrabarti stated that political supporters of the deal “really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy” plan behind closed doors. This is in contrast to claims that the legislation is designed to address “existential“ threat posed by climate change. [4]

References

  1. McConnell, Mitch. Twitter Post. March 25, 2019, 5:18 P.M. Accessed March 29, 2019. https://twitter.com/senatemajldr/status/1110289975386492929
  2. Holtz-Eakin, Douglas, Dan Bosch, Ben Gitis, Dan Goldbeck, and Philip Rossetti. “The Green New Deal: Scope, Scale, and Implications.” American Action Forum. February 25, 2019. Accessed April 24, 2019. https://www.americanactionforum.org/research/the-green-new-deal-scope-scale-and-implications/.
  3. Croucher, Shane. “Nancy Pelosi Pours Cold Water On Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.” Accessed July 12, 2019. https://www.newsweek.com/nancy-pelosi-ocasio-cortez-green-new-deal-broad-1347079.
  4. “AOC’s Chief of Change.” Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/07/10/feature/how-saikat-chakrabarti-became-aocs-chief-of-change/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bf826bedb3f8.

Supporting Organizations

  1. 198 Methods
  2. 350 Bay Area
  3. 350 Brooklyn
  4. 350 Cape Cod
  5. 350 Chicago
  6. 350 Colorado
  7. 350 Connecticut
  8. 350 Eastside
  9. 350 Eugene
  10. 350 Everett
  11. 350 Fairfax
  12. 350 Kishwaukee
  13. 350 Loudoun
  14. 350 Mass for a Better Future
  15. 350 Mass Metro North
  16. 350 Milwaukee
  17. 350 Montgomery County
  18. 350 NYC
  19. 350.org
  20. 350 PDX
  21. 350 Philadelphia
  22. 350 Plattsburgh
  23. 350 Sacramento
  24. 350 Silicon Valley
  25. 350 Sonoma
  26. 350 Spokane
  27. 350 Tacoma
  28. 350 Triangle
  29. 350 Ventura County Climate Hub
  30. Acoustic Ecology Institute
  31. ActionAid USA
  32. Adorers of the Blood of Christ
  33. Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise
  34. Allamakee County Protectors
  35. Alliance for Climate Education
  36. Alliance For The Wild Rockies
  37. Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
  38. Amazon Watch
  39. Animals Are Sentient Beings, Inc.
  40. Anthropocene Alliance
  41. Arise for Social Justice
  42. Athens County (OH) Fracking Action Network
  43. Athens for Everyone
  44. Aytzim: Ecological Judaism
  45. Backbone Campaign
  46. Be the Change
  47. Bergen Save The Watershed Action Network (SWAN)
  48. Berks Gas Truth
  49. Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT)
  50. Big Reuse
  51. Black Swamp Creek Land Trust Inc.
  52. Blue Frontier Campaign
  53. Bold Alliance
  54. Bold Iowa
  55. Bridgerland Audubon Society
  56. Buckeye Environmental Network
  57. Bus for Progress
  58. Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast
  59. California Environmental Justice Coalition
  60. Californians for Western Wilderness (CalUWild)
  61. Call to Action Colorado
  62. Campaign for America’s Future
  63. Carbon Tax Center (CTC)
  64. Care About Climate
  65. Cascadia Wildlands
  66. Catskill Mountainkeeper
  67. Center for a Sustainable Coast
  68. Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)
  69. Center for Emergent Diplomacy
  70. Center for Environmentally Recycled Building Alternatives (CERBAT)
  71. Center for International Environmental Law
  72. Center for Popular Democracy (CPD)
  73. Center for Story-based Strategy
  74. Center for Sustainable Economy
  75. Central California Asthma Collaborative
  76. Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
  77. Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)
  78. Christians For The Mountains
  79. Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Cache Valley
  80. Citizens Coal Council
  81. Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community
  82. Citizens’ Committee for Flood Relief
  83. Citizens’ Environmental Coalition
  84. Citizens For Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG)
  85. Clean Coast
  86. Clean Energy Action
  87. Climate Defense Project
  88. Climate Hawks Vote
  89. Climate Justice Alliance (CJA)
  90. ClimateMama
  91. Code Pink (CODEPINK)
  92. Collaborative Center For Justice
  93. Communities for a Better Environment
  94. Community Alliance for Global Justice
  95. Community Ecology Institute
  96. Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice
  97. Conservation Congress
  98. Consumer Watchdog
  99. Cook Inletkeeper
  100. Corporate Ethics International
  101. Corvallis Interfaith Climate Justice Discussion
  102. Courage Campaign
  103. CREDO Victory Fund (CREDO Action)
  104. Damascus Citizens for Sustainability
  105. Delaware Riverkeeper Network
  106. Demos
  107. Dogwood Alliance
  108. Don’t Waste Arizona
  109. Green for All
  110. Earth Day Network
  111. Earth Ethics, Inc.
  112. Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light
  113. Earthworks
  114. EcoEquity
  115. Elders Action Network
  116. Elders Climate Action
  117. Emerald Coastkeeper, Inc
  118. Endangered Habitats League
  119. Endangered Species Coalition
  120. Environmental Health Trust
  121. Environmental Protection Information Center
  122. Evergreen Islands
  123. Family Farm Defenders
  124. Farmworker Association of Florida
  125. Fearless Fund
  126. Food and Water Watch (FWW)
  127. For Love of Water (FLOW)
  128. For The Generations
  129. Frack Free Four Corners
  130. Franciscan Action Network
  131. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay
  132. Friends of the Bitterroot
  133. Fund for Wild Nature
  134. Gas Free Seneca
  135. Genesis Farm
  136. Georgia WAND Education Fund
  137. Geos Institute
  138. Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
  139. Good Jobs Nation
  140. Good Work Institute
  141. Grandmothers Act to Save the Planet (GASP)
  142. Great Old Broads for Wilderness
  143. Greater Hells Canyon Council
  144. Green America
  145. Green Education and Legal Fund
  146. Green Map System Inc
  147. Green Neighbors DC
  148. Green Newton
  149. GreenAction for Health and Environmental Justice
  150. Greenbelt Climate Action Network
  151. GreenLatinos
  152. GRID Alternatives
  153. Hackensack Riverkeeper
  154. Hands Across the Sand
  155. Harford County Climate Action
  156. Hawaii Institute For Human Rights
  157. HealthyPlanet
  158. Heirs To Our Oceans
  159. Higher Ground
  160. Hip Hop Caucus
  161. Hollywood NOW
  162. Howling For Wolves
  163. Hunger Action Los Angeles
  164. Idaho Rivers United
  165. Indigenous Environmental Network
  166. Information Network for Responsible Mining
  167. Inspiration of Sedona
  168. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  169. Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
  170. Institute for Policy Studies
  171. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
  172. Iroquois Studies Association
  173. Jesus People Against Pollution
  174. Jewish Climate Action Network
  175. Kentucky Heartwood
  176. Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light
  177. Kitsap Environmental Coalition
  178. Klamath Forest Alliance
  179. Labor Network for Sustainability
  180. Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State
  181. Long Island Progressive Coalition
  182. Los Alamos Study Group
  183. Marcellus Outreach Butler
  184. Mattawoman Watershed Society
  185. Milwaukee Riverkeeper
  186. Mission Blue
  187. Mothers Out Front
  188. NC WARN
  189. New Energy Economy
  190. New Hampshire Audubon
  191. New York Communities for Change (NYCC)
  192. New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)
  193. North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)
  194. Northern Jaguar Project
  195. Northjersey Pipeline Walkers
  196. Nuclear Information and Resource Service
  197. NY 4 WHALES
  198. NY Buddhist Climate Action Network
  199. NYC H2O
  200. Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
  201. Oil Change USA
  202. Olympic Climate Action
  203. Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
  204. Organic Consumers Association
  205. Our Santa Fe River, Inc.
  206. Peace Action New York State
  207. Pelican Media
  208. People’s Action
  209. Pinelands Preservation Alliance
  210. Planting Justice
  211. Potomac Riverkeeper Network
  212. Power Shift Network
  213. Progressives Democrats of America
  214. Public Citizen
  215. Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science
  216. Quaker Earthcare Witness
  217. Rachel Carson Council
  218. Rachel’s Network
  219. Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
  220. RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
  221. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
  222. Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI)
  223. RESTORE: The North Woods
  224. ReThink Energy Florida
  225. River Guardian Foundation
  226. Riverkeeper
  227. Rochester People’s Climate Coalition
  228. RootsAction
  229. Sacramento Climate Coalition
  230. San Francisco Baykeeper
  231. San Juan Citizens Alliance
  232. Sane Energy Project
  233. Save Our Shores
  234. Save Our Sky Blue Waters
  235. Save The Hills Alliance
  236. Save the Manatee Club
  237. Schmid & Company
  238. Seneca Lake Guardian
  239. Seven Circles Foundation
  240. Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society
  241. Signal Fire
  242. Sisters of Charity of New York
  243. Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
  244. Sisters of the St. Dominic of Blauvelt
  245. Slow Food North Shore
  246. Slow Food USA
  247. Solutionary Rail
  248. South Asian Fund For Education, Scholarship and Training (SAFEST)
  249. South Atlantic Fishermen’s Association
  250. South Coast Neighbors United
  251. South Florida Wildlands Association
  252. Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
  253. Sunrise Movement
  254. Surfrider Foundation
  255. Sustainable Economies Law Center
  256. Sustainable Marin
  257. Sustainable Tompkins
  258. Sustaining Way
  259. SustainUS
  260. Texas Campaign for the Environment
  261. Texas Drought Project
  262. Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility
  263. The Canary Coalition
  264. The Indivisible Project (Indivisible)
  265. The Lands Council
  266. The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
  267. The River Project
  268. The Shalom Center
  269. The Whaleman Foundation
  270. Tikkun & the Network of Spiritual Progressives
  271. Toxics Action Center
  272. Toxics Information Project (TIP)
  273. Transition Express, Inc
  274. Transition US
  275. Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
  276. Trevor Day School Environmental Club
  277. Turner Endangered Species Fund
  278. Turtle Island Restoration Network
  279. Unitarian Universalist FaithAction New Jersey
  280. Unitarian Universalist Ministry for the Earth
  281. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
  282. United for Action
  283. Upper West Side Recycling
  284. Urban Tilth
  285. US Labor Against the War
  286. Utah Moms for Clean Air
  287. Valley Watch Inc.
  288. Vote-Climate
  289. Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
  290. WATCH
  291. Waterkeeper Alliance
  292. WATERSPIRIT
  293. WESPAC Foundation Inc.
  294. West 80s Neighborhood Association
  295. West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
  296. Western Watersheds Project
  297. Wild Nature Institute
  298. WildEarth Guardians
  299. WildWest Institute
  300. Winyah Rivers Foundation Inc.
  301. Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom US Section
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