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Bernie Sanders Unveils Forceful Climate Change Plan, And He's Going After Big Oil

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Setting himself apart from Hillary Clinton and all the climate change deniers,, Bernie Sanders offers a hard target to reduce carbon pollution beyond the current administration, vowing to cut emissions 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050, by mandating that emitters pay for the amount of greenhouse gases they pump into the air -- a policy that remains immovable in Congress. In the sweeping 16-page plan, helays out an agenda that would repeal fossil fuel industry subsidies; dedicate funding toward a clean-energy workforce of 10 million jobs; ban oil, coal, and gas lobbyists from working in the White House; and return billions to the communities hit hardest by the transition to cleaner energy sources and extreme weather tied to climate change.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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