Sunday, July 5, 2009

Why Would U.S. Rep. Bill Young Just Say ‘NO’ to Creating Nearly 95,000 Clean Energy Jobs in Florida?

From Americans United for Change:

Americans United for Change sharply criticized U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young for clinging to the failed policies of the past and just saying ‘NO’ to creating millions of clean energy jobs - including nearly 95,000 jobs in Florida - reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, and curbing pollution that causes global warming. With no help from Rep. Young, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act late Friday with bipartisan support.

Tom McMahon, Acting Executive Director, Americans United for Change: “Why would Congressman Bill Young just say ‘NO’ to creating tens of thousands of new clean energy jobs in Florida? Why would he just say ‘NO’ to boosting our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil? Why would he just say ‘NO’ to protecting our environment by curbing pollution that causes global warming? The $18,000 Congressman Young has taken from the big oil companies opposed to these initiatives seems like such a small price to ignore the global warming crisis and turn his back on Florida families that are every day losing their jobs and feeling the pain at the pump during the worst economic recession in generations.”