Hoeven Statement on Reintroduction of Green New Deal

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, issued the following statement today after Democrats reintroduced the Green New Deal. 

“The Green New Deal would cost trillions in taxpayer dollars and bankrupt our country. At the same time, it calls for eliminating traditional energy sources that provide good-paying jobs and affordable energy for our homes, businesses and the economy.

“Instead of unworkable mandates and job-killing regulations, we should be encouraging innovation and private investment to develop and deploy new technologies – such as carbon capture, utilization and storage – to produce more energy, from both traditional and renewable sources, with better environmental stewardship.”