FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Erin Bzymek, 202-706-6916, email@example.com
WASHINGTON, DC (February 1, 2013) BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster today released the following statement after the announcement that Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu will not serve a second term:
“Today, energy issues are as important in this country as they have ever been. Over the past four years, Secretary Chu has effectively led important discussions on how to address climate change and expand clean, renewable energy — leading the BlueGreen Alliance to name him our 2011 Green Jobs Champion. His implementation of critical clean energy programs in manufacturing and electric vehicles put America on a path to compete in a global clean economy. His leadership in these areas also demonstrated a commitment to reducing carbon pollution and lessening our dependence on foreign oil.
“We thank Secretary Chu for his service. We look forward to working with his successor to help America continue to lead the way on clean energy and advanced vehicles, which will reduce carbon pollution, create jobs and help address climate change.”
The BlueGreen Alliance is a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the clean economy. Launched in 2006, the strategic partnership now brings together major U.S. labor unions and America's most influential environmental organizations and unites more than 15 million members and supporters in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. Visit www.bluegreenalliance.org.