Friday, July 10, 2009

Cap and Trade Earmarks: The Presidentially-Directed Side -- Part Two


Here's the second part of the earmarks approved by Barry. Though there are only two agencies listed here, they got a REALLY big chunk of "change".

National Park Service Construction Projects (17) -- Total : $112,455,000
  • Blue Ridge Parkway, repair craggy gardens, retaining and guardwalls -- $2,278,000
  • Chiricahua, replace filing sewer systems -- $2,410,000
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (NRA),demolish and remove hazardous structures -- $2,234,000
  • Delaware Water Gap NRA, rehabilitate Childs Park -- $3,048,000
  • Fort Pulaski, replace Cockspur Lighthouse revetment -- $1,577,000
  • George Rogers Clark National Historic Park (NHP), restore and rehabilitate historic Wabash River floodwall -- $3,600,000
  • Glacier National Park (NP), safety improvements at Many Glacier Hotel -- $8,507,000
  • Grand Canyon, employee housing -- $16,890,000
  • Grand Teton NP, construct critical housing -- $13, 174,000
  • Harry S Truman National Historic Site (NHS), rehabilitate interior grounds of historic Noland House and install interpretive exhibits -- $1,018,000
  • Katmai, replace failing infrastructure at Brooks Camp -- $6,741,000
  • Mesa Verde curation center -- $11,675,000
  • Mesa Verde visitor information center -- $10,500,000
  • National Capital Region, preserve and protect Meridian Hill Park -- $3,844,000
  • National Capital Region, Theodore Roosevelt rehabilitation site -- $1,706,000
  • Olympic National Park, restore Elwha River ecosystem and fisheries -- $20,000,000
  • Point Reyes, restore critical dune habitat -- $2,803,000
National Park Service Land Acquisition Projects (17) -- Total: $43,049,000
  • Big Thicket National Preserve -- $5,000,000
  • Blue Ridge Parkway -- $1,703,000
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area -- $3,100,000
  • Congaree NP -- $1,320,000
  • Fort Smith NHS -- $362,000
  • Golden Gate NRA -- $5,000,000
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (NMP) -- $880,000
  • Harry S. Truman NHS -- $1,300,000
  • Minidoka NHS Japanese Internment -- $350,000
  • Mt. Ranier -- $2,150,000
  • Natchez NHP -- $264,000
  • Olympic NP -- $3,000,000
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Park -- $3,120,000
  • Petrified Forest National Park -- $4,575,000
  • Prince William Forest Park -- $425,000
  • San Juan Island NHP -- $6,000,000
  • Virgin Islands National Park -- $4,500,000
U.S. Forest Service Capital Improvement and Maintenance (construction) projects (53) -- Total: $53,144,000
  • Angeles National Forest (NF), Pyramid Lake Rehabilitation -- $1,069,000
  • Arapaho/Roosevelt NF, Pawnee Campground/Picnic Area Phase I -- $1,240,000
  • Arapaho/Roosevelt NF, Shadow Mountain Village Exterior Building Rehabilitation -- $668,000
  • Bighorn NF, South Fork Campground Rehabilitation -- $490,000
  • Cherokee NF, Tellico River Corridor Recreation Rehabilitation, Phase III -- $330,000
  • Chippewa NF, Walker Administrative Site Phase I -- $1,000,000
  • Chugach NF, Porcupine Creek Campground Reconstruction -- $1,911,000
  • Cibola NF, Magdelena Ranger Station, Phase I - $1,568,000
  • Custer NF, Camp Crook Water System -- $564,000
  • Deschutes NF, Allingham Guard Station Water System Phase II - $250,000
  • Dixie NF, Pine Valley Recreation Area Reconstruction Phase III -- $450,000
  • Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), Freight Elevator replacement -- $785,000
  • Francis Marion NF, Burrells Ford campground rehabilitation -- $355,000
  • Francis Marion NF, Ranger District Office Phase II -- $1,080,000
  • George Washington/Jefferson NF, Elizabeth Furnace Water/Sanitation rehabilitation-- $265,000
  • Gifford Pinchot NF, Johnston Ridge Observatory Deferred Maintenance -- $410,000
  • Grand mesa/Uncompahgre/Gunnison NF, Lottis Creek Recreation Area rehabilitation -- $1,312,000
  • Hiawatha NF, Clear Lake Environmental Education Center -- $480,000
  • Idaho Panhandle NF, Outlet Campground Phase I -- $760,000
  • Idaho Panhandle NF, Nursery Roof Replacement -- $450,000
  • International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF), Sabana Woodshop Renovation -- $519,000
  • Inyo NF, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Visitor Center -- $2,105,000
  • Kaibab NF, Kaibab Lake Campground -- $818,000
  • Klamath NF, Oak Knoll Work Center -- $1,028,000
  • Lassen NF, merrill Campground Phase III -- $1,115,000
  • Lewis & Clark NF, Interpretive Center Health and Safety Improvments -- $386,000
  • Malheur NF, Prairie City offices and warehouse -- $1,800,000
  • Meadow Ponds Dam Rehabilitation -- $400,000
  • Medicine Bow/Routt NF, Walden Bunkhouse -- $1,080,000
  • Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument -- $1,195,000
  • Northern Research Station (NRS), Grand Rapids Lab Renovation -- $379,000
  • NRS, Parsons Lab Renovation -- $254,000
  • NRS, Silas Little Experiment Forest Remodel -- $253,000
  • NRS, St. Paul Elevator and Roof replacement -- $475,000
  • Ottawa NF, Watersmeet Administrative Site Phase III -- $2,000,000
  • Ozark-St. Francis NF, Pleasant Hill Ranger District Office Addition and Renovation -- $1,500,000
  • Payette NF, Seasonal Housing -- $2,130,000
  • Pacific Northwest (PNW), Juneau Lab Collection Phase I -- $4,980,000
  • Prescott NF, Lynx Southshore Recreation Area -- $450,000
  • Pacific Southwest (PSW), Hawaii Research Field Stations Phase II -- $660,000
  • Regional Office, Aerial Fire Depot Roofing -- $381,000
  • Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS), Bozeman Research Complex -- $906,000
  • RMRS, Ft. collins Prospect Renovation Planning & Design -- $370,000
  • RMRS, Tenderfoot Creek, Experimental Forest Administrative Site -- $495,000
  • Salmon-Challis NF, Central Idaho Fire Aviation Center -- $2,400,000
  • San Dimas, Energy conservation and Renewable Generation -- $400,000
  • Siuslaw/Corvallis Collocation-East Wing Replacement -- $4,100,000
  • Six Rivers NF, Smith River National Recreation Area Warehouse -- $996,000
  • Southern Research Station (SRS), Wood Products Insect Laboratory -- $1,000,000
  • SRS, Oxford HVAC Replacement -- $432,000
  • Stanislaus NF, Long Barn Barracks -- $1,126,000
  • Tongass NF, Thorne Bay Quads Phases II and III -- $906,000
  • Tonto NF, Needle Rock Campground Phase I -- $668,000
U.S. Forest Service Land Acquisition Projects (22) -- Total: $21,684,000
  • Allegheny NF -- $500,000
  • Angeles NF-Bighorn Mine -- $1,000,000
  • Black Hills NF-Lady C Ranch -- $1,000,000
  • Chattahoochee-Oconee NF -- $1,000,000
  • Chequamegon-Nicolet NF-Wisconsin Waterways -- $1,000,000
  • Cherokee NF-Rocky Fork -- $3,000,000
  • Chippewa/Superior NF-Minnesota Wilderness -- $750,000
  • Gila NF-Bear Creek Ranch -- $1,000,000
  • Green Mountain NF -- $250,000
  • Helena NF-Blackfoot Challenge -- $1,000,000
  • Hoosier NF -- $250,000
  • Los Padres NF-Big Sur Ecosystem -- $1,000,000
  • Mark Twain NF-Missouri Ozark -- $500,000
  • Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie/Wenatchee NFs-Cascade Ecosystems -- $1,000,000
  • Multiple-Greater Yellowstone Area -- $1,000,000
  • Multiple=Sierra Nevada Checkerboard -- $1,000,000
  • Ottawa NF-Great Lakes/Great Lands -- $1,500,000
  • San Bernardino NF-Garner Home Ranch -- $500,000
  • Six Rivers NF-Agnew Tract -- $1,000,000
  • Wallowa-Whitman NF-Imnaha River Canyon, Hells Canyon -- $1,500,000
  • Wasatch-Cache NF-High Uintas -- $1,500,000
  • White Mountain NF -- $434,000
Whew.... Part Two Total: $230,332,000; Part One Total: $81,420,000. That means that Dear Leader has set aside earmarks in the amount of.......

$311,752,000

Aren't you glad you work so hard? Gonna start on the congressionally-delegated side. I'll probably have that ready for Monday. On the weekends, everyone has other stuff to do, and I think this is too important to go up when no one's paying attention. This oughta be a blast!!!

8 comments:

Bungalow Bill said...

Aren't all these projects going to require machines that produce CO2. I guess the government isn't concerned enough about CO2 and global warming to cap their CO2 production. If they are so worried about global warming why aren't they setting the example. Oh silly me, that's right, it's not about the environment, it's about collecting more taxes from the people!

Ramblings From a Young American said...

They got my change, when do I get some hope?

blackandgoldfan said...

Ramblings: You don't, hon.

Bill: You got it, pal!

Spinsterpov said...

Oh, I can totally see how all of this pertains to identifying and creating clean energy sources. But then again, I'm wearing my green colored glasses. They make everything the government does pertain to green technology.

blackandgoldfan said...

Spinster: Isn't it amazing that while we are tightening our belts, Obama can set aside over $311 million of OUR MONEY for this stuff? And I think Bungalow Bill hit on a great point (above). There's definitely not a lack of hypocrisy in this administration!

Check back Monday for the Congressionally-directed earmarks. Those are the ones we can look at and say "You are OUTTA there!"

ericswan said...

This is just the tip of the iceage.

ericswan said...

Get with the program. Live in the city and take what we give you.

blackandgoldfan said...

Eric: I'm not quite sure what you mean by "Get with the program. Live in the city and take what we give you."

If you think that this is the type of thing a government wonk would say, then I say NO! It is not only my freedom at stake, but that of my kids. And who should dictate who gets what? That is the antithesis of what this country was founded on. The Founders wanted people to be free to decide what was best for them. That's why their ideas of liberty were written down in the Constitution. Those ideals are a threat to those who think they know what's best for all Americans, and that's why we're in such a mess now.

If I misunderstood, please feel free to respectfully correct me. Thanks!