"The same people who say you can't have good wages and good pensions say you can't have good jobs and a clean environment," Steelworkers leader Leo Gerard said.
The construction crews were hired thanks to a $3 million grant under President Obama's economic stimulus package - one of hundreds of projects across the nation that are creating millions of jobs.
Not one Republican running for the US Senate in the November elections favors action to curb greenhouse emissions causing global warming.
Whichever way California's Proposition 23 goes in the November elections so could go green jobs, government and private investment in clean technology, and a sustainable economy.
Another offshore oil rig exploded and burned in the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 2, 80 miles south of the Louisiana coast.
In a major step forward for better air quality around the nation's ports, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled Aug. 26 that the Port of Los Angeles is within its rights to implement a Clean Trucks Program.
Sixty one percent of the British Petroleum oil-spill waste is being dumped in communities largely made up of people of color.
Ohio lakes are full of algae blooms, which pose a serious environmental and public health crisis.
Former Vice-President Al Gore says in order to truly address climate change in the U.S., "We need a movement."
The oil that BP and the government claim is gone from the Gulf of Mexico is actually still there, and threatens the eco-system, two groups of scientists said this week.