"EPA Funding Cuts Outlined By GOP"

"House Republicans outlined a new round of spending cuts from environmental agencies Wednesday while denying President Barack Obama any increase for one of his top investment priorities: the National Science Foundation.

Following on April’s budget agreement, the Environmental Protection Agency is again a major target, and the reduced $7.15 billion EPA funding would mean a $1.53 billion or 18 percent cut from current spending, much of which would come at the expense of clean water programs.

The smaller but also environmentally sensitive Fish and Wildlife Service faces an even deeper 21 percent or $315 million cut, and elsewhere in the Interior Department, no increase is permitted for operation of the national parks."

David Rogers reports for Politico June 6, 2011.


"Appropriators Move Bill Sending Strong 'Message' to EPA" (The Hill)

"GOP Funding Bills Limiting Corps of Engineers Work: What Others Are Saying" (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

"Salazar Rips GOP Push for Deep Conservation Cuts" (E2 Wire)

"GOP Introduces Slash-And-Burn Budget for the Environment" (Grist)

"Water Funding Faces Cuts in 2012 Appropriations Bill" (WaterWorld)

"US House Republicans Block Climate Rules in EPA FY-12 Spending Bill" (Platts)

"Dept of Interior Appropriations Bill Is 'Declaration of War' On America's Basic Environmental Protections" (Treehugger)

Source: Politico, 07/08/2011