Delgado claims that just that limited act, only to transition our electrical power generation to renewables over the course of 17 years, is too rapid and therefore disruptive to people whose jobs are in fossil fuels. The IPCC says there are only 12 years left before major disruption becomes the norm, and 120,000 Californians are in the dark, with their food spoiling and their revenues closed down, right now, while fires that started 3 months ago still rage. But Antonio Delgado, who took a leave of absence from his $330,000 per year job with the world’s largest fossil fuel industry lobby, Akin, Gump, to move here to run for Congress as a Democrat, thinks 17 years is too disruptive a timeline for the fossil fuel industry.
The Green New Deal will go much further in covering much more of our energy consuming and energy supplying infrastructure, but this is a great first step, and nobody who opposes it should be sent to Congress. We know conservatives don’t care, so, liberals, this one is on you.
I’m curious why you wrote an article about debates, including ones in which it is known that I am included, without seeking a quote from me. If my name had not come up, I can almost see it, but I am the central issue in this story. Delgado and Faso are arguing over me. Why would you not contact me?
My platform is as different from Delgado’s as Delgado’s is from Faso’s, and it’s not because Faso is to the right, Delgado is in the center, and I’m to the left. I don’t fit neatly on the left-right spectrum.
There was a bloodless coup in 2000. It followed the following sequence. 1. Florida interrupted vote counting. 2. The Supreme Court upheld the legality of not completing the counting. 3. The Democrats in the Senate agreed to go along with that.