I am beginning research to create a white paper on the emerging "clean tech economy." I will need to define what are "clean occupations" and "clean industries." There does not seem to be a lot of official consensus out there on the topic on definitions.
The Pew Trust has released a report with their own definitions, as other agencies have done the same. State labor departments have released their own reports also, attempting to define these industries and occupations. The Bureau of Labor has mentioned "green jobs" occassionally, but has not created an official definition.
There is low inter-consistency between these reports on "clean" occupations and industry definitions. I am missing any source or leading report on the topic?
I went to http://www.fdsys.gov first to search for any federal government documents published after January 20, 2009 (there is a way in the advanced search to search by dates), and typed in the keyword "casinos" to see what would come up in my list of search results. I did not get any results for 2009 by searching for "casinos state tax revenue". Only results from before 2005 were available using those keywords.
Information on casinos relevant to economic recovery came up under such results having to deal with the ARRA Act, Public Law 111-5 (see http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ5/pdf/PLAW-111publ5.pdf) where it states in 123 STAT. 303: "LIMIT ON FUNDS SEC. 1604. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act may be used by any State or local government, or any private entity, for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, or swimming pool."
Also, it repeated this sentiment in the Presidential Memo, "Memorandum on Ensuring Responsible Spending of Recovery Act Funds" on page 2 (see http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/DCPD-200900177/pdf/DCPD-200900177.pdf) where it states: "Sec. 2. Avoiding Funding of Imprudent Projects. (a) Funds under the Recovery Act shall not be committed, obligated, or expended by any executive department or agency, and shall not be used by any State or local governmental or private grantee or awardee, to support projects of the type described in section 1604 of Division A of the Recovery Act, which states that "[n]one of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act may be used by any State or local government, or any private entity, for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, or swimming pool."
To add to what has been posted, here are some additional tools that could help in your project (which, by the way, sounds awesome!) I tried to find some audio and visual resources, in addition to text.
The daily Pacifica radio show provides an advanced search feature on its website. A keyword search with the terms “financial crisis” or “economic crisis” or even “bailout” should yield some relevant results. You can even choose to restrict the search by date, or to specify that you want these terms to appear in the title of the story.
The focus of our project is identifying the effects of globalization at the community level. We are trying to identify data and information resources that demonstrates trends in the internationalization (i.e. migration - including migrant sending and receiving countries/communities - and international trade patterns) and then tying those to a generation (last 15-20 years) of primarily neoliberal foreign and economic policy choices. The goal is identify 12 communities for further study on local impacts and the ways communities respond to the positive and negative aspects of these trends.