Green Jobs in Obama's Stimulus Package


| 1/6/2009 12:30:00 PM


Tags: Obama, economy, stimulus, Congress, jobs, green jobs, stimulus package,

President-elect Barack Obama traveled to Capitol Hill Monday to gauge congressional support of his proposed $775 billion economic stimulus package. He met with Senate and House leaders from both sides of the aisle.

The stimulus plan includes billions in tax cuts for workers and businesses and billions in tax incentives for job creation.

The president-elect urged Congress to pass the stimulus plan within one month.

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) is asking its supporters to mail their Senators and Representatives a letter requesting that the stimulus plan invest in green jobs.

The ELPC has a sample letter for supporters to copy and mail. The letter says, “As my representative, I ask you keep the stimulus clean by investing in public transit, passenger rail and smart growth solutions ...”

The letter encourages Congress to invest in green transportation rather than new roads, creating new jobs while ending the country’s dependence on oil. Of the $775 billion package, more than $100 billion is tax incentives for businesses with job creation. The ELPC is asking that those new jobs be green.

Melissa_29
4/22/2009 2:40:57 PM

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Melissa_29
4/22/2009 2:39:57 PM

Since 2001, GoodWork has been connecting green-minded Canadians with meaningful opportunities to contribute and be employed. GoodWork is now Canada's most popular green jobs site. http://www.unclepayday.ca - Money deposited by direct deposit


Erin_1
2/3/2009 11:45:23 AM

im confused.. is the stimulus for the people like last time?





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