Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D‑NY) celebrated Earth Day by accusing Republicans of using “statistics and studies” to fear-monger about the potential nightmares associated with abandoning fossil fuels in favor of so-called “green energy” produced by windmills.
“Happy #EarthDay!,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a Thursday Twitter post introducing a video of her defense of the increased costs that would result from adopting he Green New Deal energy plan:
“Happy #EarthDay! Here’s a friendly reminder from this morning’s committee hearing that investing in sustainable energy sources now makes more financial sense than spending billions to repair fossil fuel infrastructure after each climate disaster.”
In the video, Ocasio-Cortez says Republicans are using “statistics and studies” as evidence that Democrats’ attack on carbon emissions and fossil fuels is “a socialist conspiracy takeover” that will cause Americans’ electricity costs to skyrocket: