15 Apr '11, 9pm

Green energy projects still getting government support | MNN ...: The funding behind many environmental policies...

So how did this happen when other programs like a wild lands designation for millions of acres in the West and clean water programs ended up on the cutting room floor? The answer is jobs. In February, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives tried to eliminate the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program for green energy projects. But a Reuters report points out that those Republicans failed to gain support for their bill because of jobs. “The alternative energy industry, in response, argued that the program would create tens of thousands of jobs and generate billions of dollars in investment.” After surviving the first attempt to cut the program in February, the program apparently escaped cuts during the April budget debate.

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