Over the last couple of years the Democrats have passed legislation that staved off economic calamity. Contrary to the Republican attacks ads, the President’s stimulus package has helped to create jobs and is poised to do more in the next couple of years.
A January 2010 report by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers found the clean energy provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act had already saved or created 63000 jobs and they are expected to create more than 700,000 green jobs by 2012.
Green careers could play an important role in the ongoing recovery of the US economy and they are crucial to future job growth. Green holds more potential for real economic growth than any other industry.
Clean energy is a national security issue and an issue of global competitiveness. President Obama wants to advance green industry so that the US can be a competitive leader.
Many Democrats understand that we do not need to choose between a healthy economy and a healthy environment. The President and many Democrats seek to create green jobs by promoting clean technologies, for this generation and future generations.
A recent Pew Research Centre poll showed just 16% of Republicans say the earth is warming because of human activity, compared to 53% for Democrats.
Environmental Assessment of President Obama’s First 100 Days
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The Way Forward
Democrat’s Chances in the 2010 Midterms
EPA’s Proposed Rule to Regulate Emissions
Environmental Issues in California and 5 Key Senate Races
Election 2010 Midterm Predictions
The 2010 Midterms and the Fight Against Climate Change
The Global Work Party and US Midterm Elections
California’s Proposition 23
Health Care Legislation and Implications for the Environment
Why We Did Not Get A Binding Agreement At COP15
Obama Needs the Senate to Succeed on Climate Change
Deniers Deprived of Misinformation Strategy
The Dangerous Diversion of Climategate
The Business of Climate Change Deception
The New International System: The Role of Government
What is Wrong with the Right
Tea Party Bolsters Republican Commitment to Obstructionism
Tea Party’s Climate Change Denial
Tea Party Candidates and O’Donnell’s Constitution Confusion
Republicans’ Anti-Science Stance on Global Warming
Republican Strategy for the 2010 Midterms and Beyond
Republican Political Finance and the Midterm Elections
Republicans Undermining Climate Legislation
Green Stimulus Spending and Republican Opposition