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April 7th, 2009

Obey Seeks Millions for Agricultural Earmarks in Federal Budget

Abstract:

Wisconsin Congressman Dave Obey has published his list of proposed spending items for the 2010 federal budget, including earmarks for 89 projects within the state. As chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Obey holds the purse strings of nearly all of the government's spending projects.

UWSP Institute for Sustainable Technology - $1,400,000: These funds would complete the establishment of the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST). Specializing in applied science research and development, WIST will provide state-of-the-art education to students in industrial sciences, engineering and natural resources; help develop and apply sustainable technology solutions to real-world problems with research focused on paper science and nanotechnology, biomass, biofuels and bio-refineries, soil and water resources, air and water resources - helping benefit the environment, enhance energy production and stimulate state and regional economies.

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