21 Senators Speak Up April 1, 2010 : 8:04 PM

Last week, 21 Senators sent a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid demanding the Senate pass clean energy and green jobs legislation this year. They wrote:

“Representing a diverse group of States and regions, we believe the United States Senate should consider bipartisan and comprehensive clean energy legislation this year with a renewed focus on jobs and reduced dependence on foreign oil. . .”

“While uncertainty hurts job creation, clean energy legislation can create jobs. Over the past decade, clean energy sectors have been creating jobs at over twice the rate of overall job growth. For established energy and manufacturing sectors, clean energy incentives will deploy the next generation of technologies that preserve and grow jobs in those sectors as well.”

This diverse group of Senators, from Al Franken to Mark Warner, should be applauded for stepping up and demanding action that will both create jobs and help to solve the climate crisis.