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Green-Collar Jobs: Energy Bill includes Christmas present for nation’s job seekers

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This week, the federal government passed an energy bill that left many environmental activists somewhat disappointed. In the face of mounting evidence of a looming climate catastrophe, they were hoping for much bolder action from the nation’s lawmakers.

So was I. But tucked into the new law, there were at least TWO provisions that should give everyone something to cheer about: the Green Jobs Act and its new (green) Pathways Out Of Poverty program.

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