- The distribution of allowances via an auction would generate $254 billion for the Treasury between 2010 and 2014, and about $858 billion over the next 10 years;
- $25 million and $50 million per year starting in 2012 from companies who do not meet their compliance obligations on-time.
- Giving credits away for allowances will cost about $693 billion from 2010-2019;
- Tax breaks for the poorest individuals and families to help offset higher energy prices ($161 tax credit for a single person earning less than $23,000 and about $359 for a five-person household);
- $19.3 billion will be credited into a new Treasury account to help the Energy Department and U.S. EPA with reductions in HFCs through better appliance purchases, as well as recycling and reclamation;
- $5.3 billion would go into a Treasury fund for national resource adaptation activities;
- $900 million gets sent primarily to the Department of Health and Human Services to assist health professionals as they gear up for the challenges associated with climate change;
- $4.3 billion from 2011-2019 for a new Labor Department benefits, job training and health insurance program to help workers who lose their jobs because of the climate law.
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- Virgin Holiday Responsible Tourism Awards 2009
- Listing on the “BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL COMPANIES [on earth]” by the editors of National Geographic Adventure Magazine.
- Rough Guides’ book – Clean Breaks: 500 New Ways to See the World - August 2009, includes special recommendation of Cascada Expediciones.
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