"Ocasio-Cortez: No ‘Middle Ground’ On Fighting Climate Change"

"WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied support for the Green New Deal on Monday night, with the New York congresswoman saying there should be “no middle ground” when it comes to climate change and the Vermont senator calling for a political revolution.

Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, called for an end to all tax breaks and subsidies for the oil and gas industry as the first step of the Green New Deal, which seeks to shift the U.S. away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal and replace them with renewable energy sources.

“How do we take on an industry with unlimited power, money and resources? We need a political revolution,” the Vermont senator said at “The Road to the Green New Deal Tour” rally at Howard University."

Matthew Daly reports for the Associated Press May 13, 2019.


"Joe Biden Defends Record on Climate and Calls for ‘Environmental Revolution’" (New York Times)

"Sanders Aligns With Ocasio-Cortez on Climate as Biden Surges" (Bloomberg)

"'No Middle Ground': Ocasio-Cortez And Activists Take Aim At Biden At Green New Deal Rally" (CNN)

"Sanders And Ocasio-Cortez Join Up To Preach Green New Deal, Take Jabs At Biden" (The Hill)

Source: AP, 05/14/2019