2020 Green New Dealer Drops Out Before First Primary

2020 Green New Dealer Drops Out Before First Primary

January 2, 2020

Julian Castro, the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary, dropped out of the 2020 Democratic primary.

According to Politico:

“Castro ending his bid leaves the Democratic primary field without a Latino candidate, and his exit comes one month before the Iowa caucuses.”

In September, Castro unveiled his environmental policy that was based on the Green New Deal. According to The Texas Tribune

“In a statement, the former mayor of San Antonio said his proposal centers on principles of the Green New Deal, an ambitious and controversial plan spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York. Over the course of the next decade, Castro is calling for ‘immediate and significant’ reduction in greenhouse gas emissions until the country achieves net-zero emissions by 2045 at the latest.”

Castro’s plan was criticized for its Texas-sized cost.

“But his plan carries a significant price tag, directing $10 trillion over the next decade to ‘create ten million good paying jobs, transition away from fossil fuels, build a 100% clean-energy economy and establish a National Climate Council.’ Castro said the money would come from federal, state, local and private investments. Critics have pointed to the plan’s cost as one of the main reasons not to implement it.”

Happy trails Julian Castro! Which 2020 Green New Dealer will be next to quit?