A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A FEDERAL ‘GREEN NEW DEAL’ AND RESTORING STATE INCENTIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY
WHEREAS, Democrats in the US Congress have proposed federal legislation in to support investment in railways and road vehicles, clean energy, and other sustainable practices; and
WHEREAS, the state of North Carolina, under the yoke of the late Republican super-majority in the legislature in Raleigh, backed away from its former support of a sustainable energy future, including tax credits and other incentives for individuals and businesses to invest in solar energy, electric vehicles, and other sustainable technologies; and
WHEREAS, excavation and use of fossil fuels disproportionally impacts vulnerable populations– including the poor, people of color, indigenous populations and communities already facing environmental degradation,
WHEREAS, catastrophic climate change is the REAL national emergency faced by all life on this planet;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the North Carolina Democratic Party fully supports federal, state, city, county and town initiatives that invest in sustainable infrastructure and that provide tax credits and other incentives for individuals and businesses to invest in renewable energy and other sustainable technologies.