Monday, December 8, 2008

Economic Stimulus Package Would Increase Environmental Funding

Sen. Harry Reid (Nevada) has introduced a supplemental appropriations bill intended to boost the economy(S. 3689). Some of the programs that may receive a supplement include:

Program—Additional Funding
Automotive Industry Assistance--$25,000,000,000
Department of Energy (DOE): Defense Environmental Cleanup--$800,000,000
DOE: Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup--$150,000,000
DOE: Uranium Enrichment Decontamination--$170,000,000
Economic Development Administration: Public Works & Economic Development--$50,000,000
Environmental Protection Agency: State & Tribal Assistance (includes state revolving fund programs)--$2,500,000,000
National Park Service (NPS): Construction--$105,000,000
NPS: Creates National Park Centennial Fund—up to $1,000,000,000 from 2009 to 2018
Rural Utilities Service: Rural Water & Waste Disposal--$200,000,000
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Construction--$88,000,000

No comments:

Post a Comment