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The Economic Stimulus Package, in Shades of Green

by Cally Carswell 

Tags: Environment, Politics, economic stimulus package, clean energy, Barack Obama, global warming, transit, Daily Green, Gristmill,

Dollar BillsPresident Obama’s economic stimulus package, passed by the House this week, contained a number of green initiatives, which quite pleased environmentalists, according to The Daily Green. The eco-spending written into the plan includes money for transit, clean energy projects, and a makeover of the country’s electrical grid, totaling “more than $100 billion in direct spending for various green projects,” according to Gristmill.

But Gristmill also points out that the Senate’s version of the stimulus package, which is expected to be voted on next week, will probably end up a lighter shade of green. There’s significantly less money for transit in the Senate’s plan, as well as substantial allotments for the nuclear and coal industries.

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