Green New Deal relaunched on Earth Day Eve, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggests climate change is caused by racial injustice.
“The climate crisis is a crisis born of injustice, and it is a crisis born of the pursuit of profit at any and all human and ecological cost,” she claimed.
“Which means that we must recognize in legislation that the trampling of indigenous rights is a cause of climate change, that the trampling of racial justice is a cause of climate change,” she doubled down.
“Because we are allowing people … to deny ourselves human rights and deny people the right to health care, the right to housing and education,” she alleged.
Ocasio-Cortez’s efforts to relaunch her Green New Deal legislation came on the day before Earth Day.