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Congress Hasn't Passed A Major Environmental Law In 1,894 Days

By Kate Sheppard

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It’s been a long time since Congress passed a major new environmental law — at least 1,894 days as of Tuesday.

Based on an informal survey of people who follow environmental issues, the last big new law was probably the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, also known as the stimulus bill, which passed the House and Senate on Feb. 13, 2009. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law four days later. That bill contained $90 billion in funding for green projects, which included grants and loans for clean energy, energy efficiency improvements, and green job training.

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Source: Huffington Post Green