Sierra Club and Obama agree that creating clean energy jobs is the way to go!
Last week, in his weekly address, Obama announced that a solar energy company will put 1,000 people to work building a new facility in this blogger’s home state of California. This solar power plant will power 140,000 homes and will be the biggest plant of its kind.
In order to rebuild our economy we have to invest in jobs here “and there is perhaps no industry with more potential to create jobs now – and growth in the coming years – than clean energy.”
This is exactly why Texas Sierra Club opposes the outdated and dirty coal industry and instead supports a clean energy economy lead by solar and wind power. Currently, Texas is the leader in wind energy BUT also in the production of coal. While the rest of the country is moving beyond coal, Texas’s broken state environmental agency (TCEQ) continues to pursue it by issuing illegal permits to proposed coal-fired power plants.
We say: out with the old and dirty and in with the new and clean! It’s better for our future, our families, our health and our security. Clean energy jobs just make more sense.
Go to http://www.sierraclub.org/coal/tx/ to learn more about dirty coal in Texas.