September 7, 2012
WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: Brown Job Growth In Swing States Makes Green Politics A Loser For Dems.
There hasn’t been all that much good news to come out of the past three years of economic “recovery,” save this: the energy revolution has led to an explosion in “brown” jobs that is driving job growth in a number of states.
The gains are particularly notable in the Rust Belt states of the Midwest, which had fallen on hard times even before the recession. In a profile of changes in commerce along the Ohio River, the New York Times digs deeper into the ways shale gas and brown energy are sparking follow-on revivals in steel production and industrial freight. . . . Given the importance of these states in the presidential election, embracing green hostility to brown energy is looking like even more of a loser for the Democrats.
Well, you could see this in the Convention talk.