EPA Chief Lisa Jackson: African Americans Must Become “Fluent” In Green Technology Or Miss Opportunities

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February 20, 2013 ‐ By
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AP Photo/Alex Brandon

President Obama has talked quite a bit about the growth potential in the green energy and clean technology industries. Shortly after he was elected to a second term, his chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson, resigned from her post. In an interview with Black Enterprise, she talks about the opportunities that the green and clean energy areas offer African Americans.

“If we don’t have black business owners qualified or supported [to take advantage of government contracts], if we’re not training people in our communities to be fluent [in green technology], wealth creation will be a missed opportunity. We’ll be missing out on a big chunk of this investment and we can’t afford to miss this,” she tells the outlet.

She goes into further detail about the significance of this sector and her time in the White House. Click here to read more on BlackEnterprise.com.

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