02/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Senate Version Of Stimulus Would Include Additional $2B For Coal

Coal supporters have managed to tuck more than $4.6 billion in money for the industry into a Senate version of the economic stimulus package.

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the legislation with several coal projects pushed by Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va.

The Senate funding is nearly double the $2.6 billion included in a current House version of the legislation, meant to help boost the sagging economy across the country.

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