Key Green Jobs Supporter Appointed U.S. Secretary of Labor
The ‘green’ business sector and the environment just had a huge win! U.S. President-elect Obama recently announced Hilda Solis as the newly appointed Secretary of the Labor Department.
The current California congresswoman is a member of the House environment and commerce committee as well as the House select committee on energy independence and global warming. One of Solis’s biggest achievements has been the Green Jobs Act of 2007.
As we have mentioned before, The Green Jobs Act was approved in 2007, however it has yet to be funded. An economic stimulus and recovery package is still being proposed in the U.S. Congress and if Green Jobs Act is funded, thousands of good green jobs could be created in the New Year. Hilda Solis bring us one step closer towards this achievement.
In the video below from earlier this year, Rep. Solis speaks about her commitment to solving global warming through a clean energy economy for all: