Biden-Harris: 'Biden Believes the Green New Deal is a Crucial Framework for Meeting Climate Challenges'

By Michael W. Chapman | September 30, 2020 | 10:04am EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.  (Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- During the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Democratic candidate Joe Biden said he does not support the Green New Deal, a multi-trillion dollar government program to allegedly combat global warming. However, on the Biden-Harris campaign website, it says Biden believes the Green New Deal is a "crucial framework" to meet climate challenges.  

The campaign website then goes into great detail about how a Biden-Harris administration would implement their "green" plans -- "The Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice."

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While debating energy and green policies Tuesday night, moderator Chris Wallace asked Biden, "So, do you support the Green New Deal?"

Biden replied, "No, I don't support the Green New Deal."  

On the Biden-Harris campaign website, it states:  "Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face. It powerfully captures two basic truths, which are at the core of his plan: (1) the United States urgently needs to embrace greater ambition on an epic scale to meet the scope of this challenge, and (2) our environment and our economy are completely and totally connected."

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Biden's Clean Energy Revolution plan then goes on for more than 10,000 words detailing how the federal government, state and local government, foreign governments, and international bodies such as the United Nations will implement and monitor myriad regulations over decades to allegedly lower carbon emissions and save the planet. 

"The United States must have a bold plan to achieve a 100% clean energy economy and net-zero emissions no later than 2050 here at home," state Biden and Harris. 

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According to Factcheck.org, an estimate by the American Action forum puts the cost of the Green New Deal between $51 trillion and $93 trillion between 2020 and 2029. However, Factcheck.org emphasized that the experts it spoke with "said it’s not possible to put a specific price tag on the Green New Deal," because the legislation spelling out precisely what is needed has not been written.

The plan makes broad claims and sweeping conclusions but is short on specific details. 

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