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Recovery Act’s green investments create or save nearly one million jobs

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Co-authored with Jason Walsh (BlueGreen Alliance)

The Recovery Act’s green investments committed through the end of 2010 create or save nearly 1 million jobs, according to a new report released today by the Economic Policy Institute and the BlueGreen Alliance. On the two-year anniversary of the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and as President Obama and Congress begin the budget debate, this report provides evidence that the Recovery Act succeeded in responding to the nation’s economic crisis and that green investments create jobs while laying a foundation for the development of a 21st century green economy in the United States.

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