WASHINGTON, D.C. (press release) -- Nearly two million jobs were left on
the table when the U.S. Senate went on recess this summer without
taking action on clean energy and climate legislation, according to an
analysis that will be released on Tuesday, September 14. The report is
sponsored by Small Business Majority, Main Street Alliance, American
Businesses for Clean Energy and We Can Lead.
The report will look at
the number of jobs lost in 20 states due to the Senate's inaction.
Eleven of the 20 states with 10 percent unemployment or higher lost more
than half a million jobs in total, according to the new report. The 20
states are: Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana,
Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
South Carolina and Virginia. (continue)