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Appointment of Solis Signals Commitment to a Strong, Green Workforce

Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), made the following statement on the appointment of Congresswoman Hilda Solis to lead the Department of Labor:
“President-elect Obama’s selection of Hilda Solis to head the Department of Labor signals his commitment to restoring America’s economy by creating a robust, green workforce. Throughout her career, Congresswoman Solis has fought for the environment and environmental justice. As a member of Congress, Solis has been an advocate for advancing both labor rights and global warming solutions. She is a proven leader on green jobs and she recognizes the importance of ensuring that no workers are left behind. At this pivotal moment for our economy and our environment, she is an excellent choice who will bridge the gap between these challenges to build a strong, clean economic future.”

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 2 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

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