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View Diary: Obama rolls out new infrastructure, jobs plan (111 comments)

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  •  mass transit/clean energy? (0+ / 0-)

    We desperately need another round of investment in clean energy and high speed rail. It's one of the best things Obama did to deal with climate change in his first term and it's time to double down.

    What I've read so far says nothing along those lines. Maybe Obama is downplaying the green jobs aspect because it would earn knee-jerk opposition from Republicans. But, it's troubling not to hear those details.
    The biggest mention of rail and mass transit is in reference to the stimulus bill, but there's no specific commitment to continue that focus. I'd also like to know if they're going to waste billions more on dead-end clean coal projects like the stimulus bill did.

    If Bush were to propose a speeding up of timelines for approving projects I would be concerned it's a plot to gut environmental oversight. So, I'd like to see more about what Obama is proposing.

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