Las Vegas – President Barack Obama pledges to keep working for clean energy in a speech at the Sempra Energy Cooper Mountain Solar Energy Plant in Boulder City. Obama saying, “ … as long as I’m President, I will not walk away from the promise of clean energy. I will not walk away from places like Boulder City. I will not cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China or Germany because we refuse to make the same commitment here. That’s not what we do in America. In this country, we control our own destiny. ” President Obama says Boulder City is the first stop on a tour to talk about his administration’s energy strategy. The President leaves Boulder City , next stop Oklahoma.
US President Barack Obama greets well-wishers March 21, 2012 upon arrival at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Obama is headed to Copper Mountain Solar Project in Boulder City. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)