A strong Virginia needs green jobs
May 18, 2012
The Martinsville Bulletin reported today that at a recent townhall meeting Del. Charles Poindexter attacked Environmental Protection Agency regulations designed to protect clean air and clean water.
Progressive Point: We all want a strong and healthy Virginia. Creating new jobs in the clean economy and ensuring we keep in place safeguards to keep our communities safe is a best way to get there. Loose regulations lead to the Gulf oil spill--devastating both the environment and the economy. Uranium mining, tracking, and increased reliance on fossil fuels come with known dangers that threaten Virginia families.
We need to look forward to new ideas and job-creating clean energy solutions. Protecting wasteful tax giveaways to big oil campaign contributors is the wrong direction for our Commonwealth. Virginia needs a strong economy and healthy communities. Focusing on clean energy job creation will ensure both.
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