Gov. Inslee calls Green New Deal ‘aspirational’

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the Green New Deal being touted by some Democrats in Congress is an “aspirational document” and that he would soon detail his own climate change agenda.

Inslee announced his 2020 Democratic White House bid on Friday in Seattle by making the problem of climate change his signature issue. He says the Green New Deal is not meant to be a policy document.

He tells The Associated Press: “I will be rolling out my own proposed policy. It will be comprehensive. It will be robust. It will have a sector-by-sector approach which will be targeted to reduction of carbon pollution and job creation in each sector.”

He says he’s encouraged that many voices in the party are now speaking about climate change.