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A Stimulus for Big Polluters

Posted in News by luvmyplanet on 05/12/2010

Last year, I smelled a nasty stench emanating from Capitol Hill when the stimulus bill was signed — too many tax cuts and not enough investment in green jobs or infrastructure. Now, to make matters worse, I read this article on TruthOut.org (via the Center for Public Integrity), which explains that the bill not only gave out “billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation’s biggest polluters” but also exempted them from “the most basic form of environmental oversight [!!]”

Our twenty-plus-year record of failure and now this latest act of disgust truly does make this banner from last year’s climate conference in Copenhagen prophetic.

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