The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a large and influential progressive think tank headed by former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta. CAP has a new weekly website series to recognize “those who are taking action to address climate change and help create a low-carbon economy.” The series is called “It’s Easy Being Green” and last week’s article is titled “Is Pringle Creek the Greenest Neighborhood?”

Pringle Creek Community in Salem, Oregon, named the 2007 Green Land Development of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders, may be the greenest neighborhood in the country. And what’s more, Don Myers, president of the community’s developer, says, “It’s clean, it’s nice, it’s elegant, it’s all the things that I think are what a lot of people in residential architecture are comfortable with.”

Sure, it would have been nice if CAP would have said “yes, Pringle Creek is the greenest.” But it’s quite exciting to get national exposure as the neighborhood that “may be” the greenest.