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Energy Bill Could Deliver Thousands of Jobs to New Hampshire

March 3, 2008

Concord, NH - The oil companies call it a tax increase, but environmentalists call it a win for workers. The U.S. House of Representatives passed an energy bill that supporters say will create green-collar jobs, but it could burn out in the Senate, where opponents argue it won't help reduce soaring oil prices.

Catherine Corkery of the Sierra Club in New Hampshire says the bill would roll back $18 billion in tax cuts for oil companies and invest the money in renewable energy projects across America.

"As many as 5,000 new jobs would come to New Hampshire alone, and these are new, highly skilled, good paying jobs."

Opportunities would be found in businesses like alternative energy development and increasing energy efficiency. Corkery believes it would help the economy by cutting the amount of money Americans spend on foreign oil and believes that the bill is a "win-win" situation for the state and the nation as a whole.

"Here we have a program that will stimulate new job growth, stimulate our economy, and help protect our environment. This is the apple pie of legislation."

Corkery explains that while New Hampshire's Senators are critical to getting the bill through that chamber, even if it passes, President Bush has threatened a veto.

John Robinson/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - NH