The governor is at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen focusing on green jobs.
Governor Jim Doyle says he’s been engaged with leaders in government, business and environment in Denmark. During a conference call with reporters, Doyle says his focus has been on taking practical steps in producing good jobs while finding alternative energy sources and conservation. Doyle says it’s a tremendous business and job-development opportunity for Wisconsin.
Scott Manley with Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce points to Wisconsin’s traditional manufacturing sector and its reliance on fossil fuels, particularly coal. He warns Wisconsin stands to be hit disproportionately hard by global warming regulations.
Doyle says climate change legislation will be phased-in over a long period of time. He says the world is rapidly changing and we simply cannot stick our heads in the sand and resist the change.
Doyle says leaders must seize this moment. The Governor will return to Wisconsin on Friday.
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