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The economic stimulus bill will help our suffering economy while protecting our environment, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and cutting global warming pollution among many other things. Of the $787 billion included in the stimulus package:
- $26 billion investment in energy efficiency will help to kick-start the economy by creating more than half a million jobs and saving hundreds of billion of dollars in wasted energy costs
- $18 billion will go towards green transportation. This includes public transit and high-speed rail ways. This will in turn put more than 300,000 people to work.
- $32 billion the bill includes for clean energy projects will help significantly reduce global warming pollution and cut down on pollution to rivers, lakes, and coastal waters, making them safe for drinking water, swimming, and fishing.