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Green Coalition Pushes 100 Billion Dollar Alternative Fuel Plan

September 9th, 2008 by flanews

Going green could lower the states rising energy costs and unemployment rate. A coalition of environmental groups gathered in Tallahassee today to ask lawmakers to invest 100 (b) billion dollars in wind, solar, and bio fuels. Thats the same amount the government spent on stimulus checks this spring. A recent report claims opening up solar and wind plants in Florida would create 120,000 jobs. Florida Wildlife Federation spokesman Jay Liles said investing the money in alternative fuels would create four times as many jobs as drilling for oil off Floridas coast.

Drilling for oil is not going to put more people to work. We produce 85 million barrels of oil a day in America. Thats not going to change. So when we talk about the energy future, weve got to be talking about alternative energy, said Liles.

US Senator Bill Nelson is backing the plan.

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