Ohio Plant Just One Example of Clean Energy's Vast Potential

"We need to dig ourselves out of our economic hole with a green shovel, with Cardinal Fastener just one example of the vast potential of clean energy, adding jobs as America’s demand for renewable energy grows," said NWF president & CEO Larry Schweiger

01-16-2009 // Bob Wislinski

WASHINGTON, DC -- President-elect Barack Obama visited the Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Co. in Bedford Heights, OH today, a factory making nuts and bolts that secure wind turbines and other large construction projects.

Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said today:

"We need to dig ourselves out of our economic hole with a green shovel, with Cardinal Fastener just one example of the vast potential of clean energy, adding jobs as America's demand for renewable energy grows. If we move quickly to repower America with clean energy solutions, we can solve our economic crisis and our climate crisis at the same time, creating millions of good, green jobs while gradually cutting our global warming pollution. President-elect Barack Obama has shown the kind of leadership we need by proposing smart investments that will protect our environment, restore our valuable natural resources and set us on the path to a clean energy economy.

"An economic recovery package is just the first step. Looking forward, the most important thing America can do in 2009 to galvanize investment in clean energy technology is to enact a cap-and-invest plan that reduces global warming pollution and grows clean energy technologies that will recharge our economy. The National Wildlife Federation looks forward to working with Congress and President-elect Obama to make it happen."

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For Immediate Release: January 16, 2009

Contact: Miles Grant, 202-797-6855 (office), grantm@nwf.org

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