Fiscal Cliff Deal Extends Some Green Programs, Gives Up On Farm Bill. Well, we all survived the fiscal cliff mess, for now. A few environment related programs survived and few did not. The commuter tax break was maintained - this allows you to have money deducted pre-tax from your paycheck to cover a limited amount of public transportation expenses. Tax credits for plug-in motorcycles and energy efficiency home renovations or home purchases, survived. Items in the farm bill that would have supported healthy, sustainable farming practices fell off of the cliff. For more specific details read the article that I shared from Sustainable Business.