Most Green Jobs Went to Foreign Firms (Letter to the Editor)

Most Green Jobs Went to Foreign Firms (Letter to the Editor)

June 14, 2010
Originally published in The Washington Examiner

It is incredible that the federal government spent billions of dollars on
so-called "green jobs" without having any definition of what a green job is.

Worse, 79 percent of the stimulus package's green-jobs funding has gone to
foreign firms, effectively replacing American jobs with foreign "green jobs."

And many so-called "green jobs," like ethanol production, actually harm the
environment. Ethanol subsidies result in deforestation, soil erosion and water
pollution. By shrinking food supplies and driving up food prices, they also
cause famine, starvation and food riots in poor countries like Afghanistan.

Yet the Obama administration has been a big supporter of ethanol subsidies
and mandates, falsely depicting them as "clean energy" investments.