sábado, 15 de agosto de 2009

Obama Administration mulls reforestation proposal

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Obama Administration mulls reforestation proposal
By ROGER ALFORD
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Obama Administration is mulling a proposal for a jobs program that would plant trees on Appalachian mountaintops scalped by mining companies searching for coal, an official said.
A group of researchers, mining executives and government field workers, collaborating under the banner of the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative, proposed the project that would both ease unemployment in the economically depressed area and restore forests annihilated by coal mining.
This offers a tremendous opportunity for creating green jobs that will have far-reaching impacts on the economy and ecology of the region," said Office of Surface Mining forester Patrick Angel.

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