Clearly they should've been more specific in the Green New Deal because people keep thinking AOC and others want to build transcontinental HSR routes.
If you promise not to tell anybody, I'll share a really radical idea with you; how about reading the original source document.
I know exactly what you're thinking - that's just a crazy idea!
Who on earth here on a.net would be that STUPID.
The whole 14 pages is probably too much for most of you here, so I'll skip most of the long pre-amble except for this gem; "Whereas the United States has historically been responsible for a disproportionate amount of greenhouse gas emissions,..."
Oh yes, that's what she said folks.
Now, here are the important bits, with just enough
waffle to show how it hangs together.
Page 6, paragraph (2) wrote:
The "Green New Deal Goals" should be accomplished through a 10-year national mobilization that will require the following projects -
Then, approximately half way down a long list of green projects (paragraphs A to N) we find paragraph (H)
Page 8, paragraph (H) wrote:
- overhauling transportation systems in the United States to remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector
as much as is technologically feasible
Those last few words there in italics, that's what's known in latin as a caveat
, a qualification or an exemption.
If I was going to quibble about anything, I would have added "and economically feasible", which sets no actual limits, but stops the extreme lunatics from coming up with totally crazy scenarios.
AOC goes on
Page 8, paragraph (H), sub section (i) to (iii) wrote:
including through investment in-
(i) zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and manufacturing;
(ii) clean, affordable, and accessible public transit; and
Brace yourself, here comes the big one, what we are all arguing about...
(iii) high-speed rail
I know what you're thinking; where is the rest of it? Why have I only quoted those three little words.
The answer is; that's all she wrote.
She didn't mention air travel at all.
I even searched the document for any mention of aircraft or airlines. Nothing. Nada.
She did mention the US taking a leading role in reducing emissions through economic transformation.
Everything else here is pure manufactured BS.
So yeah, she could be talking about HSR across the Rockies, as much as is technologically feasible
I'm sorry if that helping of common-sense is a big disappointment to y'all.
Meanwhile, do carry on arguing amongst yourselves over what you think
is written in the document. https://apps.npr.org/documents/document ... Resolution
Nothing to see here; move along please.