Socialist Group Promotes Green New Deal in Missouri
In Missouri’s halls of power, the Green New Deal is often used as a punching bag.
When the state’s dominant political party came together for its annual convention this year, Republicans like U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner blasted Democrats’ wide-ranging plan to tackle climate change as a waste of money.
Republicans who dominate Jefferson City agreed, writing resolutions urging the rest of Missouri’s representatives to oppose the idea.
But on Saturday night in the Library Center’s auditorium, it was a very different story.
For two hours, a panel of environmental activists and representatives from the Green Party discussed ideas like getting the country to 100 percent renewable energy with gusto — and then suggested doing even more.