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Republicans Introduce Bill That Kills Historic Preservation Funding (Along with Public Broadcasting)

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Back in February, we wrote Preservationists Outraged As Obama Cancels Building Restoration Programs . The programs survived because they created 16,000 jobs at very low cost; Donovan Rypkema calculated it at 1/18th the cost of jobs created in the stimulus programs. Now the Republicans are at it, proposing to cut Save America's Treasures and Preserve America. So even if the greenest brick is the one already in the wall , or that our heritage buildings can offer a template for living in a world after oil, the $29.6 million dollar program, described as "decimal dust", is on the block. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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