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Keerti Gopal reports for Inside Climate News.


In short:

  • The Green New Deal Network's national tour made a stop in Pittsburgh, rallying support for government investment in climate jobs and justice.
  • The movement emphasizes the need for federal and state funds to create green union jobs and address environmental injustices in frontline communities.
  • The tour aims to reignite the push for substantial investment in climate solutions, highlighting the urgent needs of working-class communities of color.

Key quote:

"The idea of the Green New Deal is that the only solution to climate change is the government spending money on it."

— Saul Levin, legislative and political director at the Green New Deal Network

Why this matters:

The framework of the Green New Deal includes not just a shift toward sustainable energy, but also calls for significant investments in public transportation, energy-efficient buildings, and sustainable agriculture.

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