I applaud local US Rep. Michael Capuano and the rest of the Massachusetts congressional delegation for their votes to pass crucial renewable energy and energy efficiency tax incentives. This bill will help to build a clean energy economy for America by preventing the loss of 116,000 existing jobs and creating thousands of new ones.
The clean energy industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and keeping it running is crucial to improving our economy and solving global warming. Rep. Capuano’s vote will help America win the race against the clock.
I urge Senators John Kerry and Ted Kennedy to support the House in boosting our clean energy economy. President Bush should not stand in the way of the clean energy boom.
The writer is a field organizer with Environment Massachusetts, the new home of MASSPIRG’s environmental work.