That’s what we’ve been saying!
by Mike Gaworecki
March 26, 2009
Nice to have an administration that gets it:
Renewable Energy Could Solve Economic, Environmental and Social Problems
New EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, among others, touted renewable fuels as one solution to a variety of problems
By Douglas Fischer
ASPEN – Shifting the United States to clean-burning renewable fuels has the potential to cut through a thicket of thorny social ills and solve long-standing problems across the entire spectrum of American life, from manufacturing to national security to clean water, the country’s top environmental cop said on Wednesday.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson spoke before 150 scientists, lawyers, industry executives, activists and others gathered at this alpine town for a three-day conference on the country’s energy future.
She said weaning the country from fossil fuels remains a top priority of the Obama administration because it offers such a broad suite of solutions across all aspects of American life: rewarding innovation, discouraging pollution, investing in jobs and encouraging energy independence.
"It’s extraordinary to be at a time where one answer answers so many extraordinary big issues," she said.
What a difference an election makes, eh?