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10 Ways the Stimulus Package Is Funding Eco Projects

10 Ways the Stimulus Is Green, Earthy


Remember when everyone cared about things being green and organic instead of cheap? Well if the stimulus works, the days of organic wine and roses may return. Here are 10 directions money is headed to ensure everything comes up green again.

  1. $6 billion for clean and safe water, creating more than 200,000 jobs
  2. $4.5 billion for greening federal buildings
  3. State energy grants to fund renewable-energy projects
  4. $2.5 billion for energy-efficiency and renewable-energy research and development
  5. More effective tax credits for home-efficiency upgrades
  6. $5 billion for the Weatherization Assistance Program, creating approximately 90,000 jobs
  7. $2 billion for advanced batteries
  8. $9.3 billion for intercity rail, including high-speed rail
  9. $27.5 billion for highways (though must also be used for fuel-efficient public transportation)
  10. Smaller projects: wildfire prevention, trail maintenance in National Parks, and EPA Superfund cleanup

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