State Rep. Jeremy Kalin, a DFLer from North Branch, is a leader in a coalition of legislators from around the country that is pushing Congress to pass clean-energy jobs legislation.
The group, the Coalition of Legislators for Energy Action Now (CLEAN), is working with the White House to get the legislation passed. They say it will:
- Strengthen America’s national security by cutting dependence on
- Grow jobs and economic opportunity to every state in the nation; and
- Protect the environment by major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Kalin is quoted in the group’s announcement, saying:
“Until now, states have been carrying the torch on clean energy reform,” said state Rep. Jeremy Kalin (D -Minnesota), the chair of CLEAN. “State legislators have led the way on growing clean energy jobs and addressing climate change. Our ‘Made-in-America’ clean energy solutions are the key to our economic prosperity and national security. It’s time for Congress to pick up the torch and lead America into the 21st-century clean energy economy.”