NELSONVILLE, OHIO -- Barack Obama makes his way to the Appalachia region of Ohio today, where he will address rural issues and green jobs. The issue of "green jobs" is at the forefront of Obama's economic policy, which he has been emphasizing on the campaign trail in Texas and Ohio.
Obama's plan includes investing $150 billion over the next 10 years to create green jobs in industries such as coal and biofuel. On the stump, he has argued that investing in the green industry will help boast the overall economy and aid the environment. Nelsonville, where Obama will be hosting a small town hall meeting today, has a large coal industry.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., who announced his endorsement two days ago, will be on the campaign trail with Obama today. They will be in Columbus this afternoon for another town hall meeting, before Obama heads to Chicago for some down time.