by Penny Starr, CNS News:
The 2016 Democratic Party Platform comes “from way out of left field,” and includes a provision that calls on the Department of Justice to investigate climate deniers doing business in the United States and to put an end to all fossil fuels in just a few decades, according to an analysis by the Heartland Institute.
“Coming from way out of left field, Democratic operatives responsible for writing their party’s platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science or economics,” Heartland research fellow Sterling Burnett wrote in an article published on its website on Friday.
“The drafting committee, led by Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), included noted alarmist climate activist and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben and Carol Browner, who directed President Barack Obama’s White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy,” Sterling noted in his article.
“The platform-drafting committee also unanimously approved a provision to get rid of fossil fuels by 2050,” Sterling wrote. “According to the platform summary, ‘Moving beyond the ‘all of the above’ energy approach in the 2012 platform, the 2016 platform draft re-frames the urgency of climate change as a central challenge of our time, already impacting American communities and calling for generating 50 percent clean electricity within the next 10 years.’”
Sterling noted that these provisions do a lot more than the intended purposes.
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