Authors: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | CEO, Green For All
Cross-posted from the Grio
This Earth Day, consider this: the coal and oil industries -- industries tethered to systems of energy that are not only unsustainable for the planet but aren't even sustainable as businesses over the long term -- have successfully lobbied and scratched to drag America from first to third place in renewable energy investment.
This isn't a trivial, academic issue of economic competition. This is an example of the worst of Washington, DC -- one that puts our nation's future economic strength at risk.