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Van Jones, Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, with a special word on Earth Day about green jobs for the future:
Van Jones and team will be liveblogging environmental efforts around the country in celebration Earth Day. Check here for updates. The first liveblog installment of the day:
9:20: First installment. The US Coast Guard has an Earth Day Twitter campaign today talking about the various ways they're trying to preserve the environment while safeguarding the open seas, including plenty of green building and energy. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack marked the day by announcing 56 communities in 34 states will get $144.3 million in loans and grants for infrastructure improvements around water availability and quality -- see the list.