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SUNY Canton's Mike Newtown teaches contractors to retrofit drafty homes.
SUNY Canton's Mike Newtown teaches contractors to retrofit drafty homes.

Money to plug leaky homes; shortage of people to do the work

The federal stimulus bill is funneling $5 billion to states to make drafty homes more energy efficient. That's more than quadruple the amount ever set aside at one time for weatherization. The Obama Administration says the money will create thousands of "green jobs". But right now, there aren't enough qualified contractors to fill those jobs. North Country Public Radio's David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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