Environmental Politics or Forward Movement?

A caucus of 35 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have formed the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, its purpose to create new jobs and encourage clean energy technology innovation, development of renewable energy.

Co-chaired by Representatives. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., and Steve Israel, D-N.Y, the group met with Carol Browner, new assistant to President Obama for discussions on energy and climate policy.

The alliance has also been working to strengthen the terms of the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, the $825 billion stimulus program under debate in both the House and Senate.

Posturing or getting down to work? Time will only tell, but Americans are hoping that our politicians are finally realizing it’s time to make the hard choices that will positively impact our environment’s and our own future.

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