Sunday, January 17, 2010
Casualty of a right wing "get back"
Van Jones resigned as White House environmental adviser , 2009
1990's association to a Marxist group, and signing a 911 Truth petition that the US government may have been responsible or complicit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Jones
Who is Van Jones? Text and video at the Clean Energy Summit (scroll down) http://www.vanjones.net/
Van Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean energy economy. Van is a 1993 graduate of the Yale Law School. Van is the author of The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on "green jobs." In 2008. As a tireless advocate for disadvantaged people and the environment, Van emphasizes that work, innovation and entrepreneurship in the clean energy sector are the keys to solving our nation’s economic and environmental problems. Van helped to pass America's first "green job training" legislation, the Green Jobs Act, which George W. Bush signed into law as a part of the 2007 Energy Bill. In 2009, TIME named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. From March to September 2009, Van worked as the special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council for . In that position, he developed policy recommendations to help implement the Obama Administration’s commitment to clean energy jobs.
Posted by Kathy Meeh