Senate Bill Would Boost Funding for NOAA Weather Satellites

"Key weather and climate satellites would get a boost under a new Senate spending proposal."

"The $984 billion measure, which Senate Appropriations Committee leaders introduced late Monday, would fund the federal government from March 27 until Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

The bill would increase the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) budget for satellite procurement to $1.814 billion, $117 million more than the agency received last year. NOAA’s overall budget would rise to $5.1 billion, up from $4.9 billion last year."

Lauren Morello reports for Climate Central March 12, 2013.

Source: Climate Central, 03/13/2013