President Obama Links Environment to New Jobs

Obama's CommitmentWeb.jpgBy Leah Mishkin — 11/16/09
The environment’s destruction is creating jobs. President Obama’s recent trip to Asia touched on the subject of climate change and green energy research. However, some green activists are criticizing the President. They believe the President only addresses environmental issues when he is discussing the creation of new jobs. Other activists’ disagree and find his strategy effective considering the current state of the economy. Yet both sides agree the White House will step up the pressure to better the environment after the fight over health care is done. Further discussion on the environment will take place at the U.N. climate change conference next month in Copenhagen.