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03/27/2009 07:15 AM     print story email story      

Podcast: Green Week in Review - March 27, 2009

The Green Week in Review is a podcast, hosted by SustainableBusiness.com News Editor Bart King. It's posted every Friday morning and is 15-20 minutes long. You can listen to it through your browser or download it to a portable MP3 player. Sign up for our General News RSS Feed and it will be automatically downloaded to your computer's media player each week.

In this week's show...

The Obama administration announced funding for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

President Obama spent the week stumping for his budget proposal for clean energy, health care reform and education.

First lady Michelle Obama broke ground on the first White House vegetable garden to be planted since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden.

The EPA sent a preliminary endangerment finding to the White House concerning the risk of greenhouse gases to human health.

The EPA announced it will exercise its authority to review new permits for mountaintop removal mining.

Congress passed a bill giving the highest level of federal protection to 2 million acres of land in nine states.

New Jersey passed a bill requiring developers to offer solar as an option to all new homebuyers.

Bart commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill by talking about the greatest polluting threat to the oceans--plastic.

Plus, as always, a quick review of top cleantech stories from the week. 

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