‘Freedom from Fossil Fuels’: Gov. Jay Inslee Introduces National Climate Plan To End Oil And Natural Gas Production
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Climate Depot | 6/26/2019 | Marc Morano
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Inslee’s plan, dubbed “Freedom from Fossil Fuels,” aims to transition the United States to “100% clean energy” and “will responsibly phase out oil, gas and coal production, carbon-intensive infrastructure and exports.”

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has unveiled a sweeping climate change plan to eliminate oil and natural gas production in the United States over the coming decades. The proposal comes as twenty candidates are set to take part in the first debate tonight and tomorrow.

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Inslee has made climate change the sole focus of his White House campaign, but as his record serving in Congress and as Washington’s chief executive shows, it can be difficult to translate these proposed policies into legislative wins.

Inslee’s plan, dubbed “Freedom from Fossil Fuels,” aims to transition the United States to “100% clean energy” and “will responsibly phase out oil, gas and coal production, carbon-intensive infrastructure and exports.”

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The proposal says it will “aggressively take on the corporate polluters that are driving the climate crisis: ending oil, gas and coal subsidies, leading America’s transition off of fossil fuels, and holding polluters accountable for the harm they cause. This plan comprises 16 policy initiatives that take on America’s dependence on fossil fuels like never before.”

A number of those policy proposals include ending so-called tax loopholes, preventing new oil and natural gas leasing on federal public lands and offshore waters, banning hydraulic fracturing nationwide, creating a carbon pollution fee, stopping infrastructure projects like pipelines, and ending fossil fuel exports.

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