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Shuler Talking About Green Jobs for Western NC

Friday, March 27th, 2009

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler is meeting with educational, business and environmental leaders to discuss the future of his mountain district.

Shuler will speak Friday in Asheville about green-collar jobs, developing a work force, growing the economy and combatting global climate change. The Democratic lawmaker will be joined by Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and other leaders from the region.

President Obama has said he wants to focus on building a green economy by retraining workers, and the $787 billion stimulus bill he signed last month includes tax incentives for clean energy, guarantees loans for companies that develop clean energy technologies and invests in research designed to reduce climate change.