Frankfort Green Meeting Will Focus On Jobs
More than 300 people are to gather in Frankfort this Saturday to talk about what the Green New Deal could mean for Kentucky.
Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Green New Deal legislation aims to jump-start the U.S. economy and curb global warming by shifting the country to 100% clean, renewable energy sources by 2030.
Garrett Blad, national press coordinator for the Sunrise Movement, an organization of young people focused on clean-energy jobs in the face of climate change, said communities need to
Free and open to the public, the meeting is part of a cross-country "National Road to a Green New Deal" tour. The list of speakers includes Scott Shoupe, a fourth-generation coal miner, and state Rep. Attica Scott, D-Louisville. The event in Frankfort is being held by the Sunrise Movement, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and the Service Employees International Union. More information is online at KFTC.org.
The meeting comes on the
Cassia Heron, vice chair of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, said workers in the coal industry can play a critical role in shaping Kentucky's clean-energy future. "In eastern Kentucky, miners have been asking and begging and fighting for health
A recent Yale University study found that 81% of