2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:29:57 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENERGY, RADIATION, CLOSURE: Stimulus Package
The House Appropriations stimulus discussion draft is available at http://appropriations.house.gov/pdf/RecoveryReport01-15-09.pdf

Among its many provisions, it contains additional funding for Defense energy research, nuclear weapons cleanup, and BRAC (base realignment and closure) cleanup

From pages 25-26:

"Department of Defense Energy Research
Recovery funding:  $350 million

$350 million is provided to the Department of Defense only for the funding of research, development, test and evaluation projects, including pilot projects, for improvements in energy generation, transmission, regulation, storage, and use on military installations to include research and development of energy from fuel cells, wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources to include biofuels and bioenergy.

The Secretary of Defense is directed to provide a report to the congressional defense committees detailing the planned use of these funds within 60 days after enactment of this Act. Additionally, the Secretary of Defense is directed to provide a report on the progress made by this effort to the congressional defense committees not later than one year and two years after enactment of this Act."

From page 33:

"Defense Environmental Management
Recovery funding:  $500 million

Funding in the amount of $500 million is to accelerate nuclear waste cleanup at sites contaminated as a result of the Nation’s past nuclear activities. This funding will create jobs in environmental cleanup and remediation services; address legal requirements with states to perform mandated cleanup activities; and accelerate the completion of capital projects, shortening out-year mortgage costs."

From page 67-68:

"Department of Defense Base Closure Account 1990
Recovery Funding:  $300 million

Department of Defense Base Closure Account 1990 provides funds for cleanup activities at closed installations dating back to the 1988 BRAC round. The Department estimates there is a $3.5 billion backlog in needed environmental cleanup at bases that were closed during the four previous BRAC rounds. These funds will accelerate the pace cleanup, providing not only an immediate short-term impact in job creation but also aiding local communities in their efforts to redevelop these properties for economically productive uses."



Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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