One of the strongest arguments for passing a climate and clean energy bill is that it will boost the economy and create jobs.
Here's more evidence to support that claim: an updated map compiled by Environmental Defense Fund that shows more than 3,500 "green" businesses in California alone.
EDF's Tim Connor wrote about the map on our California Dream 2.0 blog. He says:
Naysayers often claim that we should slow down our progress on clean energy and clean air because the overall economy is struggling. The truth is that the green economy is a bright spot, generating jobs, investment and business growth.
This map may focus on California — but that statement applies to all of America.