Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez declare “climate change emergency”

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce a resolution declaring a climate change emergency on Tuesday since their Green New Deal failed a test vote in the Senate earlier this year.

Lukas Mikelionis at Fox News reported that the resolution is co-sponsored by Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, and “will call for a wide-scale mobilization to combat the emergency and restore the climate ‘for future generations.’”

“It remains unclear how the new resolution differs from the Green New Deal,” Mikelionis wrote, “though a spokesperson for Sanders told the magazine that unlike President Trump’s emergencies, the climate change declaration warrants the use of emergency powers.”

Ocasio-Cortez and Blumenauer urged fellow Congress members to declare climate change an emergency so that they might  “swiftly mobilize federal resources in response.”

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H/T: Fox News