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From Brown to Greennew

It's a myth that environmental laws are job killers. In fact, California's East Bay is home to many cleaned-up toxic sites that are now spurring the economy.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  01-27-2012  |  Policy Issues

Outgreened and Uncountednew

Oregon spent hundreds of millions to create “green” jobs, but it can’t say how many it got.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  10-07-2011  |  Economy

New Mexico's Youth May be its Best Chance for Transforming its Economy -- and Futurenew

Many on the local frontlines of the green-jobs movement believe the chasm between rhetoric and reality is growing. They say the state's best hope for transformation -- environmental and economic -- may lie with its youth.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Laura Paskus  |  10-01-2009  |  Environment

Van Jones and the Right-Wing Attack Machinenew

The Oakland activist and Obama adviser resigned after critics tied him to an impolitic 9/11 petition. The affair again exposed the weakness of Democrats.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  09-09-2009  |  Commentary

Obama's Green Jobs Program Could Leave Canadian Entrepreneurs Out of the Loopnew

If Barack Obama actually does use the financial crisis to sink cash into eco industries, Canada will have squandered a golden opportunity to share the gains.
NOW Magazine  |  Andrew Cash  |  11-17-2008  |  Economy

Green-Collar Job Programs Address Two Urban Ills at Oncenew

"We were doing debris removal and giving disenfranchised people a segue into the work force. For those part-timers who really got involved, there was a sense of ownership and pride -- they could do this for their own neighborhood."
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Dana Henry  |  05-27-2008  |  Business & Labor

Harnesssing the Power of Green Jobsnew

With the help of billions in private investment and local and state government incentives, the alternative energy industry, and solar in particular, has exploded in California, resulting in thousands of new jobs in panel installation and solar cell production.
East Bay Express  |  Matthew Green  |  05-08-2008  |  Business & Labor

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