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A new "green" economy is supposed to emerge from the Obama stimulus package now being crafted in Congress - but what does "green" really mean?
The President made billions for environmentally-friendly building and energy infrastructure available in the plan - both as a way to jump-start the economy, and make a long-term transition to a more sustainable America. But some critics wonder if the plan goes far enough, and if the focus on "shovel-ready" transportation projects might actually slow down our path to "green."
Meanwhile, a new poll by the Pew Research Center puts issues like "Environment" and "Global Warming" near the bottom of the list of people's concerns. That's not surprising, given the very direct effects of the economy, rising unemployment, and tight credit markets. The question for environmentalists: How to reframe these issues so that a better environment and a better economic future go hand in hand.
Today, Where We Live - we'll talk about environmental policy with Yale University's Dan Esty and with Mark Tercek, President of the Nature Conservancy.
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