Warren: Under my administration, no new houses or buildings unless they're carbon neutral

by Daniel Payne · Jan 8th, 2020 4:46 pm

Last Updated Jan 8th, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren made the striking claim on Wednesday that her administration would mandate that any house or building constructed after 2028 would have to be carbon-neutral.

Claiming on MSNBC's Morning Joe that current climate change science indicates "it's worse than we thought and we have less time" to avert environmental disaster, Warren pledged to institute a zero-carbon-footprint rule for any new construction in the country.

The candidate pledged carbon-neutral mandates for vehicles and a ban on any new drilling offshore or on federally owned lands. Warren also promised to pour a trillion dollars into cleaning up natural areas devastated by industry.