(Reuters) - A task force led by Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Secretary of State John Kerry will release recommendations for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to beef up his climate change policy on Wednesday after two months of meetings, two sources familiar with the announcement said.
Biden named Ocasio-Cortez, a supporter of one-time rival Bernie Sanders and champion of aggressive climate policies that would transform the economy, and Kerry as the co-chairs of the task force in May to try to come up with policy recommendations that could bridge the gap between the liberal and more centrist wings of the Democratic party.
Some members of the Democratic National Committee's Environment and Climate Crisis Council, formed last year, last month published proposals for the party's four-year platform for up to $16 trillion in spending to shift the U.S. economy away from fossil fuels while banning hydraulic fracking and oil and gas exports - much more than Biden's initial $1.7 trillion plan
(Reporting by Valerie Volcovici in Washington, Trevor Hunnicutt and Joey Ax in New York; Editing by Chris Reese)
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