Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers remarks in her costume as a bodega cat while she attends the "Halloween with Alexandria" event at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Bronx, New York, U.S., October 31, 2018. Trump, who has expressed doubts about climate change, also is likely to oppose it.
The non-binding resolution outlines several goals for the United States, including meeting 100 percent of power demand from zero-emission energy sources.
Two prominent Democrats on Thursday will unveil a package of environmental legislative proposals that has become known as the Green New Deal.
The two politicians represent a contrasts in generations and experience - Ocasio-Cortez quickly rose in progressive circles with her defeat of an entrenched incumbent a year ago, and Markey has been in Congress since the 1970s - but both are strong advocates for stronger environmental laws.More news: Guardiola challenges Liverpool after City move to Premier League summit
In an interview with Politico, Pelosi said that while she is moving forward with plans to create a climate change panel, a suggestion to use it to write legislation for the "Green New Deal" is not in the cards.
"While the resolutions contain bold and important proposals, they remain incomplete in addressing the climate crisis comprehensively due to their failure to address fossil fuel production", David Turnbull, a spokesman for the environmental group Oil Change International, said by email.
Ocasio-Cortez said she will immediately begin to work on legislation that would "fully flesh out the projects involved in the Green New Deal".
"We. need to be sure that workers now employed in fossil fuel industries have higher-wages and better jobs available to them to be able to make this transition, and a federal jobs guarantee ensures that no worker is left behind", according to a summary of the plan.More news: Burger King Super Bowl Commercial 2019: Eat Like Andy Warhol
The Green New Deal would be paid for "the same way we paid for the original New Deal, World War II, the bank bailouts, tax cuts for the rich and decades of war - with public money appropriated by Congress", Ocasio-Cortez said.
Members of the group have already put pressure on Democratic presidential hopefuls over the last few weeks.
"Next week, we plan to release a resolution that outlines the scope and scale of the Green New Deal", according to a letter the New York Democrat sent to colleagues. Other initial co-sponsors include Democratic Reps.
"Americans deserve better than to foot the bill for the Green New Deal's reckless, expensive, and unattainable goals", said Oklahoma Republican Representative Markwayne Mullin. Ed Markey of MA are introducing a joint resolution Thursday laying out the main elements of a legislative plan.More news: Ozzy Osbourne hospitalised following 'complications from flu'
"The GND movement are way smarter than that - they will not accept vague endorsements", Carlock told Reuters.