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Trains not planes? The Green New Deal's rail controversy explained

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Feb 11, 2019 4:31 PM 2+ mon ago

Trains not planes? The Green New Deals rail controversy explained     - CNET

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey last week unveiled the Democrats' Green New Deal, a nonbinding resolution with the goal of curbing greenhouse emissions while creating jobs and improving infrastructure.

One part of this proposal stuck out to me as part of my coverage of train transportation tech here at CNET: That one way to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions was to invest and expand our high-speed rail network. How timely, I thought -- I just wrote about that. But this aspect of the Green New Deal was also one of the most ridiculed. Here's why.

Since the actual GND proposal doesn't say we should do away with airplanes -- because of course we can't, nor should we -- I'll leave it to others to discuss the FAQ versus the actual Green New Deal. If you want to form ...

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