The Democrats have rallied around Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) Green New Deal, a resolution calling for the radical transformation of the U.S. economy and infrastructure. Republicans are now responding with their own ideas for what environmental stewardship looks like ahead of the 2020 election.Breitbart News asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office about the GOP’s plans on climate matters, including legislation that would capitalize on trees and their benefit to the environment, combating plastic pollution, tax incentives for carbon sequestration, and energy infrastructure, including pipelines. A spokesperson for McCarthy said that while the legislation being introduced is timely as people get ready to vote in 2020, it is nothing new and is distinctly conservative. “Conservatives have always cared about the environment,” the spokesperson said. “We believe in responsibly developing the resources our land offers to make sure the United States is not only energy independent but energy dominant.” “We also take seriously our responsibility of conserving our God-given resources and land for future generations to also prosper from,” the spokesperson said. “This is our vision for a clean environment and prosperous America.” Republicans plan to start the campaign with the Trillion Trees Act, legislation Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AK) is crafting…. Read full this story
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