Wisconsin needs Clean Energy Jobs Act

Friday, February 05, 2010

A letter to the editor of The Capital Times:

Dear Editor: We applaud President Obama for making clean energy and global warming legislation a priority in his State of the Union address. We have already begun to see the benefits of the unprecedented $80 billion in clean energy and green transportation in his economic recovery plan. This investment has created jobs, saved Americans money and reduced global warming pollution.

Yet America cannot fully transition to a clean energy economy without making long-term investments in clean energy and finally holding polluters accountable for their global warming pollution.

It is time to put American ingenuity and technological know-how to work designing 21st century solutions to our economic, energy and pollution problems. And Wisconsin can be a leader on all fronts. The Wisconsin state Legislature must act to prioritize homegrown, renewable energy right here in Wisconsin by passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act.

Megan Severson
federal field organizer
Wisconsin Environment