EPA Chief Pushes For Green Jobs In Indiana

GARY, Ind. (AP) -- The nation's top environmental official will visit northwestern Indiana on Tuesday for an event touting clean energy's potential to bring new jobs to the state.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson will join labor, environmental and business leaders at the "Made in America Jobs Tour" rally in Gary.

Her appearance is part of a clean energy tour co-sponsored by the Blue Green Alliance that's making stops in 22 states. The group contends that wind farms and other types of renewable energy will boost the nation's economy and reinvigorate its manufacturing sector.

The Center for American Progress estimates that moving to a clean energy economy model could create more than 38,000 new jobs in Indiana.

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