Gov. Jon Corzine is in Washington today to testify before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which is holding a hearing on clean energy and jobs.
In an introduction, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-Hoboken) said Corzine has initiated clean energy programs that will “not only create jobs, but reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve the quality of life for millions of New Jersey’s citizens.”
“He is leading my home state out of this deep recession by creating jobs, saving energy, and building the foundations of a green energy economy that will serve New Jersey for decades to come,” Menendez said. “And so I can’t think of anyone better to be before the committee to help you as you deal with this issue.”
“It is more than a bit ironic that Governor Corzine was asked to testify at a Senate Subcommittee hearing on clean energy jobs and economic growth today. New Jersey has been identified as one of only eight states in the nation to be losing clean energy jobs and is losing clean jobs at the fastest rate in the region,” said Kevin Roberts, a spokesman for the Republican State Committee. “Governor Corzine’s record on these issues, like so many others, has been characterized by broken promises and failure. Perhaps Governor Corzine has called in yet another favor from his Washington friends in an attempt to raise his profile and distract voters from his record as Governor.”