Green New Deal

Public Works Union Attacks Eric Garcetti’s ‘Green New Deal’ in L.A.

Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, the largest union representing Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees, are taking sides against a local Democratic candidate for city council who supports Mayor Eric Garcetti’s version of the “Green New Deal,” highlighting her socialist affiliations.

Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti and Suzette Quintanilla attend the ceremony honoring her late sister, singer Selena Quintanilla, with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 3, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / TARA ZIEMBA (Photo credit should read TARA ZIEMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Pollak: President Trump’s Environmental Policy is the True Green

the speech was an important milestone, for three reasons: first, Trump distinguished between environmental protection and climate change policy; second, Trump supported “conservation” rather than “preservation”; and third, Trump argued convincingly that economic growth is good for the planet.

Trump environmental speech (Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty)