Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one happy and proud woman at the Earth Day celebration.
AOC got federal funding for 60 projects from coast to coast that meet the Green New Deal’s criteria for environmentally friendly development.
“When people say that we can’t, we say: ‘watch us work,’’’ AOC said in a statement released Friday.
“We are going to find creative ways to make sure we can get this done, and fight climate change so that we can secure jobs and environmental justice for our communities,” AOC added.
Sources said Ocasio-Cortez’s Bronx/Queens district, SUNY Maritime College, was given $795,000 to train 300 students in jobs for New York’s growing wind energy industry.
According to reports, the community projects submitted by 36 lawmakers had to meet Green New Deal criteria for sustainability.
These projects are jobs and training programs in sustainable building, bicycle and rail infrastructure, and environmental justice and education.
Moreover, some of these projects are pushed to curb the effects of climate change through resiliency, restoration, and preparation projects to handle extreme weather and drought.
Happy Earth Day!
We’re celebrating by continuing to work for cleaner air, cleaner water, and less fossil fuel pollution. pic.twitter.com/D0uIsUaZs2
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 22, 2022
Despite the funding, it was learned that the multi-trillion-dollar Green New Deal itself has remained stalled in Congress with little chance of it passing in the Senate, where Republicans hold veto power over most legislation.