Former sailor develops green jobs program
Death of friend, effort to wean U.S. off foreign oil motivate founder
Elizabeth Perez-Halperin vividly remembers Oct. 12, 2000, as “the day that changed my life forever.”
That was when terrorists blew a hole in the U.S. destroyer Cole docked off Yemen, killing 17 sailors. One of those victims was her closest friend from Navy boot camp, Lakiba Nicole Palmer of San Diego.
The attack, coupled with her growing belief that America’s demand for oil helps fund terrorists and their allies, has committed...
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