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Green Jobs--Not Just for Blue States

by Kristin Tracz — last modified Dec 30, 2010 10:46 AM

KySEA member Kristin Tracz wrote this op-ed for RenewableEnergyWorld.com; it is reposted here:

The Climate Bill is dead. Comprehensive action on energy and climate change issues is not likely to come from the federal government any time soon. One of the oft-repeated opposition mantras is that times are too tough to think about climate action – and the costs that curbing emissions might impose would heavily impact those who can afford additional costs the least.

 

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