As the green industrial estate (GIE) project is implemented, the U.S. is aiming to get the greenest of the green: it is going to make the greeniest industrial parks in the world.
The GIE has been in the works since 2006, and has received a $2.7 billion stimulus package.
The new Green Industrial Park (GIP) will provide green employment and jobs opportunities to rural Americans, and the green infrastructure and green businesses will bring millions of dollars in direct benefits to communities.
The U.N. Environment Program, which will manage the GIE, will be responsible for overseeing environmental standards and building the greenness of the new park.
The United States is expected to pay for 80 percent of the cost of the park, with a separate $7 billion appropriation for infrastructure.
The green infrastructure includes the construction of a new bridge over the Delaware River, as well as a new wastewater treatment plant, a new water treatment plant and a new electrical plant.
The environmental improvements and jobs created will bring $8 billion to the U