Elizabeth Warren Zeroes In On Climate Change Ahead Of Debate

“The Massachusetts senator picked up an endorsement from a key figure in the Green New Deal movement just before the debate in Los Angeles.”

“Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has already proposed a suite of policy ideas to dramatically slash planet-heating emissions and transition workers into clean industries.

But the Massachusetts senator’s campaign is ramping up its focus on the climate crisis ahead of Thursday night’s debate in Los Angeles, where wildfires forced more than 40,000 to flee their homes less than two months ago.

Last week, Warren unveiled her “Blue New Deal,” the first comprehensive campaign proposal to revitalize coastal economies by fortifying ports, spurring new markets for seafood and completely overhauling the offshore energy industry. On Wednesday, she published an op-ed outlining how she’d target fossil fuel companies and reverse President Donald Trump’s assault on environmental regulations during her first 100 days in the White House.”

Alexander C. Kaufman reports for HuffPost December 19, 2019.