Wednesday, November 12, 2008

From Green.view

Another article from The Economist about the obstacles that stand in the way of the great green fix. Here's an excerpt:

The foremost thought in the minds of legislators wavering over green bills will be the second big obstacle to Mr Obama’s green ambitions: the state of the economy. The president-elect’s newly appointed chief-of-staff, Rahm Emanuel, insists that the grim outlook is reason to press rather than postpone the green agenda: “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.” The notion that government spending on greenery will help lift America out of recession has become faddish. But there is little evidence to support it.


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