Green New Deal Proposed For Los Angeles

Shortly after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced plans for a "Green New Deal" in the U.S, some Los Angeles City Councilmembers are calling for their own "Green New Deal" to "energize the city's fight against climate change and create new employment opportunities for residents," Curbed reports.

Councilmembers Nury Martinez, Paul Koretz, Mike Bonin, Curren Price, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, and Monica Rodriguez introduced the motion Wednesday. The full details of the proposal are not yet clear but Mayor Garcetti's decision to not repower three gas plants has influenced the group, citing the goal of being fully carbon neutral by 2050.

"The power plants are just a start," Martinez said in a statement Wednesday.

The motion would also take a city-specific approach to a massive federal investment in infrastructure aimed at reducing the nation's dependence on fossil fuels.

"We will take on climate change head on, and we will do so with a strategy where the fight against climate change and the path to a clean energy future begins and ends in our frontline communities," Martinez said.

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