A Turning Point For Green-Energy Stimulus Projects?
September 9, 2009
NPR carried this report today by Kevin Whitelaw on the resignation of Van Jones, President Obama’s “green jobs czar.
The resignation of Van Jones, President Obama’s “green jobs czar,” comes just as the pace of stimulus bill funding for the green-energy projects he championed is set to pick up. Jones stepped down suddenly over the weekend amid controversy surrounding statements he had made prior to joining the administration — including comments derogatory of Republicans. The best-selling author of a book on the “green collar” economy, Jones was a prominent and vocal advocate of mixing job creation with environmental policy, a vision that made its way into the stimulus bill that Obama signed in February.