The surprising leaders in the fight against climate change

U.S. companies are succeeding where the federal government has failed

In the months since Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez released the Green New Deal (GND), Democratic presidential hopefuls have been promoting their own climate proposals. Some have thrown their full support behind the Green New Deal, while others like former Representative Beto O’Rourke have unveiled plans that take a more measured approach than the GND. O’Rourke has been both praised and lambasted for his $5 trillion plan to reduce US emissions to net-zero by 2050.

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