15 Jun '12, 6pm

Bus-ted: Romney takes anti-clean energy stance to six states with 418k green jobs

A version of this article originally appeared on Climate Progress . Photo by Roger Barone . Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney begins a five-day bus tour today. He’ll cross six different states, focusing on economic issues and the “ordinary concerns of the American people.” As he has throughout the campaign, Romney will likely talk about why he doesn’t believe that clean energy is good for the country. In recent months, the Romney campaign has attacked American renewable energy companies, lied about the clean energy stimulus, and called American green jobs “illusory” — even with 64,000 clean energy jobs in his home state of Massachusetts. In fact, those jobs are far from illusory. In the six states that Romney plans to visit on his bus tour, there are nearly half a million green jobs across a diverse range of sectors like wind, solar, land conservation, green buil...

Full article: http://grist.org/green-jobs/bus-ted-romney-takes-anti-cle...

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