L.A. City Council Shows Support for Federal Green New Deal

In an effort to mirror the national "Green New Deal", local L.A. City Council members introduced a motion that would direct the Department of Water and Power and other city departments to prepare a report on the development of a local Green New Deal.

Just a week after the motion was announced, the LA City Council announced its support for the federal deal, which is backed by nearly 100 Democratic House and Senate members.

Mike Bonin, who co-introduced the local resolution, called the GND a "big and bold and ambitious comprehensive plan to overhaul our economy in an equitable way to face the challenge of our time, which is climate change."

The resolution was approved on a 14-0 vote.

At a speech last week in El Paso, Texas, President Donald Trump slammed the proposal.

“I really don’t like their policy of taking away your car, of taking away your airplane rights, of `let’s hop a train to California,’ of you’re not allowed to own cows anymore,” Trump said. “… It would shut down American energy, which I don’t think the people in Texas are going to be happy with. It would shut down a little thing called air travel. How do you take a train to Europe?”

Sounds like a bunch of horrible ideas circling around, especially if Bonin has anything to do with it.

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