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Crenshaw: Green New Deal a 'Third- Science Project'

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Susan Walsh/AP)

By    |   Friday, 14 February 2020 02:41 PM

The Green New Deal championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, the front-runner for the Democrats' presidential nominee, and other Democrats is "more of a third-grade science project" than a serious plan, Rep. Dan Crenshaw said Friday. 

"From a policy perspective, the Green New Deal is not an actual proposal," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "There is no actual plan in the Green New Deal. It just says, 'Everything is going to be wind and solar and we're going to get rid of airplanes and cows.' That's not a plan. That's not a serious proposal."

Sanders tweeted Thursday that he makes no apologies for proposing the Green New Deal, and Crenshaw shot back to him that he didn't vote for the proposal when it came to the Senate floor, and calling it a "third-grade science project."

"And more importantly on this stuff, from a policy perspective, the Green New Deal is not an actual proposal," Crenshaw told Fox News. "There is no actual plan in the Green New Deal. It just says, 'Everything is going to be wind and solar and we're going to get rid of airplanes and cows.' That's not a plan. That's not a serious proposal. That's why it's more of a third-grade science project."

He also pointed out that Democrats are calling to "ban fracking," the process used to extract oil, natural gas, or geothermal energy from deep under the Earth's surface. 

However, said Crenshaw, emissions in the United States were reduced last year by almost 3% because of the process.

"Natural gas is a cleaner energy and we should export it to the rest of the world," said Crenshaw. "It's about investing in what is actually not science fiction, but really interesting stuff."

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The Green New Deal championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the Democrats' presidential nominee, and other Democrats is "more of a third-grade science project" than a serious plan, Rep. Dan Crenshaw said Friday. 
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