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Congress dropped the ball on clean energy jobs

14 Sep 2010 10:14 PM | Michelle Hickey
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)

 

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