House Stimulus Plan Would Fund DOD Energy, Cleanup Projects

Date: January 20, 2009

Source: News Room

House lawmakers are poised to mark up major economic stimulus legislation that includes several hundred million dollars to go toward DOD research in renewable energy for weapons systems as well as similar amounts for cleanup of closed military bases in order to boost redevelopment, according to a copy of the proposal unveiled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The proposal, dubbed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009, would also provide EPA with more than $9 billion for its water, waste cleanup, and diesel retrofit programs, and includes significant funding for cleanup and other environmental programs at other agencies. The proposal includes $550 billion in investments, with significant increases for clean energy and low-emissions transit and congestion programs, including $2.4 billion for carbon capture demonstration projects.

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