January 23, 2018 - Statement by Eleni Kounalakis on the Trump Administration Solar Tariff
San Francisco, CA — A statement by Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis on the solar tariff proposed by the Trump Administration:
“The 30% tariff set forth by the President will devastate the solar power industry, which has added nearly 100,000 jobs to the California economy. The solar industry employs small contractors and blue collar workers. One in ten workers are veterans. This is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. This tariff hurts the industry, its workforce and our economy, and demonstrates this administration’s willingness to sacrifice American jobs in favor of the interests of the fossil fuel industry.
“At every turn, this president has opposed renewable energy and called climate change a conspiracy. This is careless and unacceptable. Climate change is real, and renewable energy is the future. I will fight to ensure California continues to lead the way in innovative, sustainable energy solutions that add to our economy and protect our planet.”
For more information on Eleni Kounalakis for Lt. Governor, please visit: www.eleniforca.com