Biden implements AOC’s Green New Deal policies in climate change executive orders

by Peter Heck · Jan 28th, 2021 6:36 am

Last Updated Jan 28th, 2021 at 8:22 pm

Despite telling Americans in the first presidential debate, "No, I don't support the Green New Deal," a series of executive orders signed by President Joe Biden has effectively implemented a number of Green New Deal policies.

In executive action Wednesday, Biden ordered $2 trillion worth of environmental investment, including:

  • Elevation of climate change to the status of national security priority
  • A national objective to double offshore wind energy production this decade
  • Termination of all oil and gas leases on federal land
  • Elimination of coal, oil, and natural gas as electricity sources by 2035
  • Creation of a White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy

Each of these action items were major points of focus in the original Green New Deal authored and promoted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). NBC News reporter Geoff Bennett noticed the similarities on Twitter.

Ocasio-Cortez seemed to relish Bennett's observation, responding with an affirming quip.


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