Boxer doubles clean-transport funding in climate bill

10/27/2009 | EENews.net (subscription required)

A new draft of the Senate energy and climate bill includes twice as much funding for clean-transportation projects as the House-approved version. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee, set aside 2.8% of the bill's total allocations for low-carbon transport projects, up from 1% in the House bill. "This is obviously a victory for clean transportation," said Colin Peppard, a transportation advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council. "We plan on working with Senator Boxer and committee staff to protect and expand it."

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