Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Bus Tour Wraps-Up On Capitol Hill

After touring the nation and meeting with thousands of young people in urban communities along the way, the Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Bus Tour brought its message of clean energy solutions to the steps of the Capitol for a closing rally. The tour kicked-off in New Orleans and traveled from Louisiana, through Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio – en route to Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson joined the tour with Members of Congress and celebrities to lead the rally, encouraging people to rebuild our economy, regain our communities and restore our planet.

“The clean energy choices we make today will have a profound impact on the environment of our young people and communities of color — the very people this tour is bringing together and the voices we need to hear,” said EPA Administrator Jackson.

Studies show that comprehensive clean energy and climate policies could create up to 1.9 million new jobs new jobs nationwide and save households up to $1,175 per year by 2020.

Here’s a clip from the event:

Check out additional videos of Actress Gloria Reuben, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) & DJ Biz Markie at my YouTube account.

For more information about the tour, visit: HipHopCaucus.org.

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Published: February 25, 2010