In a new piece at the Huffington Post, Phaedra argues that it's easy to create bad jobs that hurt our environment -- but that doesn't mean we should.
It's up to the president now; only Obama can reject this faulty proposal. It won't be easy; as an election year approaches, his critics will insist that jobs are the most important thing on his agenda.
So we must insist -- loudly -- that we can't sacrifice job quality and job impact. Let's put people to work, yes -- but over the long term.
Let's not put people to work today, only to see them unemployed -- and wading through oil -- tomorrow.