WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 2, 2015) – The BlueGreen Alliance today responded to the White House’s proposed budget announcement that includes a transition package to increase federal resources and programs for workers and communities in the energy industry. The following is a statement from BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Kim Glas:
“The White House’s announcement of a proactive set of investments for communities and workers affected by America’s energy transition is critical.
“The policies unveiled today, which include securing workers’ pensions, proactively assisting potentially impacted communities, and broadening low-carbon technology deployment, help ensure that a transition to a clean economy includes every community and every industry. The budget proposal outlines key policy priorities and resources necessary to enable communities, workers, and government to work in tandem to make this transition a success. We strongly urge Congress to make this funding a priority during the budget process.”