Monday, November 24, 2008
Obama's Economic Recovery Plan Is Green & Blue
The Center sincerely hopes President Obama will get his Green Economic Recovery Plan signed into law early in his administration. He wants to create 2.5 million new jobs by 2011 by employing people to rebuild roads, bridges and to build wind farms, solar panels, high mileage low and no emission cars, and other alternative technologies. The Center looks forward to helping him get it done.
We hope President Obama will aim some of that recovery money at replacing the drinking water lines in our older cities. We will also be recommending that he separate the Combined Sewer Overflow wastewater/stormwater systems in the older cities too. Such a retrofit would truly clean our rivers, particularly in the cities. Such 'blue' jobs will complement the green jobs President Obama seems to be dedicated to producing.