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Billionaire Tom Steyer’s political action group has apparently not fully bought on to the so-called Green New Deal even as other environmental groups jump on board, The New Republic reported Tuesday.
NextGen America is among a slew of activist groups, including the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council, that did not sign a letter imploring lawmakers take up a new campaign to tackle climate change, the report notes. More than 600 environmental groups signed the letter.
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“There was a big effort to get signatures, and it’s great to see activists pushing for a Green New Deal with the urgency and scale climate change requires,” a representative for one of the groups that didn’t sign the letter told reporters. “But the details matter … There is some language that gave us some concern.”
NextGen America, which Steyer heavily finances, has not yet responded to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment about its reasons for not signing the broad proposal, which includes promises to avoid market-based ideas like carbon taxes.
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