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Jan 24 13

The Green Jobs Source for Thursday, January 24

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 THE TOP 10 FOR JANUARY 24, 2013

Deal or no deal? – Senate Majority Leader Reid and Minority Leader McConnell are reportedly close to a deal that would pare back the use of the filibuster(Politico)

A bumpy road ahead for EPA – Following the Inaugural Address of President Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency might be an even bigger political target for those seeking to stop progress on climate change. (National Journal)

Getting it done through executive power – Environmental groups are hoping that the President will follow through on his call to action on climate change by utilizing the power of his office and agencies. (CNN)

Looking forward – New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a piece on the Huffington Post that looks at how the city needs to be reshaped to be more resilient after Hurricane Sandy(Huffington Post)

The heat is off – Some New Yorkers are still without heat as they try rebuild their homes after the devastation ofHurricane Sandy(New York Times)

Jeter! – Another prominent New Yorker also called for action on climate change. New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter cited Hurricane Sandy and the rise in frequency of other natural disasters as reasons we need to get to work fighting climate change. (Columbus Dispatch)

Doing it smarter – Smart grid technology will have huge implications for getting renewable energy to the market and addressing climate change by reducing energy waste. (Forbes)

Colorado gets it right – An attempt in the Colorado Legislature to curtail workers’ rights by enacting a “right-to-work” law got the ax after only 21 minutes of debate in the state’s Senate. (Denver Business Journal)

Oregon tops clean jobs index – A new nationwide index measuring the number of clean jobs in America puts Oregon at the top of the list, with Washington and Minnesota behind them. Alaska is number one for clean jobs per 100,000 residents. (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Former Sun isn’t cavalier about green initiatives – Former NBA point guard Kevin Johnson — who played for both the Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers in his 12 year NBA career — is leading the way to a cleaner, greener city as mayor of Sacramento, CA. (Governing)

BLUE-GREEN LINKS

Politico: Obama's covert plans for climate

Reuters: Analysis: Obama's next climate steps apt to be temperate

The Guardian: Europe 'has failed to learn from environmental disasters'

E&E News: Officials from 17 states launch splinter group of regulatory agencies

Yale Environment 360: To Tackle Runoff, Cities Turn to Green Initiatives

E&E News: 'Rising star' leads push to overhaul landmark Calif. environmental law