Photo: Sam Graham-Felsen In a speech on Wednesday at a GM auto plant in Wisconsin, Barack Obama outlined his economic agenda for the country. He described his stimulus plan, promising to boost green jobs, help the middle class, dole out tax cuts, negotiate worker and environmental protections in upcoming free-trade agreements -- and, to help pay for much of it, end the costly war in Iraq. The environmental highlights of the speech are below (audio available here): Decades of trade deals like NAFTA and China have been signed with plenty of protections for corporations and their profits, but none for …
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Todd Hymas Samkara
Todd Hymas Samkara is Grist's assistant editor.