09 Sep '11, 1am

"The clean energy industry grew nearly twice as fast as the overall economy between 2003 and 2010." - #greenjobs #jobs

Tonight President Obama laid out a comprehensive plan for getting more Americans back on the job. Unlike Republican leaders in Congress, the president did not try to use the economic crisis as an excuse to destroy bedrock environmental safeguards or to continue to subsidize big oil companies. Instead, he recognizes that we can put Americans back to work and protect our health at the same time. The president said: I reject the idea that we need to ask people to choose between their jobs and their safety. I reject the argument that says for the economy to grow, we have to roll back protections that ban hidden fees by credit card companies, or rules that keep our kids from being exposed to mercury… We shouldn’t be in a race to the bottom, where we try to offer the cheapest labor and the worst pollution standards. America should be in a race to the top. The president also high...

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