New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “green dream” plan in Congress has been widely ridiculed, and it may not even get a vote on the House floor.
According to the Washington Examiner, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., hasn’t promised it will get time on the floor, and, as of last week, she hadn’t even read the ambitious resolution.
House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., who helps to determine the floor schedule and debate rules, said leaders are waiting to see how many lawmakers sign on to the bill before deciding whether to bring it to the floor.
But a whole new level of opposition just appeared, with a guru of the environmental movement calling the plan “climate fakery.”
“I am calling bulls–t not just on AOC but on her progressive enablers in the news media who are giving her a pass on the most crucial test of moral and political leadership of our time when it comes to climate change: a person’s stance on nuclear power,” said Michael Shellenberger, the founder and president of the non-profit Environmental Progress.
He’s a Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and a “high priest” of the atomic humanist movement.
Shellenburger has helped save nuclear reactors around the world, from Illinois and New York to South Korea and Taiwan, preventing pollution that would be the equivalent of having 24 million cars on the world’s roads.
He’s been profiled in the New York Times, National Review, NPR and other news outlets.
His comments were reported by Marc Morano of Climate Depot.
“Now that more details about the ‘Green New Deal’ from New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been released, a major figure in the environmental community, Michael Shellenberger, is calling ‘bulls–t’ on her plan for failing to support nuclear energy,” Morano wrote.
He noted Shellenberger also labeled Ocasio-Cortez a “climate fraud,” and he is “outraged by the fawning uncritical mainstream media coverage the ‘Green New Deal.'”
Shellenberger said: “I am calling bulls–t on climate fakery. Anyone who is calling for phasing out nuclear is a climate fraud perpetuating precisely the gigantic ‘hoax’ that [Oklahoma Republican] Sen. James Inhofe famously accused environmentalists of perpetuating.”
He wrote on Twitter that if you “want to be a self-respecting progressive or journalist who is fairly considering or covering the climate issue, please stop giving Ocasio-Cortex and other supposedly climate-concerned greens a pass.”
“THEY ARE INCREASING EMISSIONS,” he wrote.