Newsom's green words for Obama


by Amanda Witherell

photo courtesy of Green Guerrillas against Greenwash

Environmental news web site, Grist, tapped a short list of people perceived as environmentalists and asked them to "imagine they found themselves in an elevator with the president-elect -- giving them one minute of his undivided attention."

Top of their list: our Mayor Gavin Newsom. Despite his lack of support for local environmental initiatives, in the national spotlight Newsom offers more comprehensive suggestions than many of the others posted by Grist.

They include following up on that $150 billion promise to invest in clean technology, more aggressive national efficiency standards for automobiles, buildings, and appliances, national cap and trade for carbon emissions, bilateral energy summit with China, green collar jobs, and financial support for local greening initiatives.

Read them all here.