A coalition of groups participated in the "Clean Energy Day of Action" event Monday. Despite the heavy snowfall, attendees gathered on downtown's Fountain Square to urge Congress to pass a comprehensive clean energy and climate plan this spring.
The event -- part of the Cincinnati for Clean Energy Campaign -- was organized by members from the Blue Green Alliance, a partnership between environmental organizations and labor unions.
Campaign Coordinator Nathan Lane thanked Congressman Steve Driehaus (D-Price Hill) for voting for the American Clean Energy and Security Act that passed the U.S. House in July. “It’s clear that Rep. Driehaus understands that Hamilton County residents need work, because he’s pushing hard in Congress to bring us clean energy jobs," Lane said. "We appreciate it.”
Also speaking at the event was Cincinnati City Councilman Cecil Thomas, who is running for Hamilton County commissioner.
“Cincinnati is already doing great things,” Thomas said. “We’re showing every day how investments in clean energy and retrofitting projects are creating jobs, spurring economic development in this region, and making Cincinnati a better place to live and work. A national clean energy plan will enable us to do even more and continue to lead."