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Ocasio-Cortez’s Own Website Promotes Image of Offshore Drilling 

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The congressional website belonging to New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a vehement opponent of fossil fuels, prominently features an image of an offshore drilling rig.

The picture could still be seen on Ocasio-Cortez’s “energy” issue section of her congressional website as of late Friday afternoon.

A screen shot from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's energy page on her House website on Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2019.
A screen shot from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s energy page on her House website on Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2019. (https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/issues/energy / screen shot)

The image is perplexing given her adamant criticism of the U.S. oil and gas industry and her promotion of the “Green New Deal.”

The GND is a proposal to dramatically transition the country’s energy sector away from fossil fuels and towards renewable sources of power; it would seem a picture of a wind turbine or solar panel would be more fitting for her internet page.

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Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist, unveiled her Green New Deal on Thursday.

The resolution calls for a rapid overhaul of the country’s power market.

It also sets a number of social justice and welfare goals — proposals that go well beyond climate change.

The resolution calls for World War II-style mobilization efforts to cut down the nation’s carbon emissions.

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It also originally sought to tackle cow flatulence, which happens to be a big source of methane emissions.

“We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast,” an earlier version of the resolution’s fact sheet read.

Ocasio-Cortez’s office, however, has since removed “farting” from the fact sheet.

The resolution is not expected to pass Congress.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi herself has suggested the Green New Deal is more of a suggestion rather than a concrete part of the Democratic Party’s legislative agenda.

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CORRECTION, Feb. 8, 2019: This article was originally published with an image of an onshore oil pumping station, rather than the image that appeared on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s House website. It was replaced late Friday afternoon with a screen shot of the actual image on her page. We apologize for the error and any confusion it may have caused.

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