Obama's Budget Impacts Environment in Many Ways

President Obama's $3.8 trillion fiscal 2011 budget proposal, released Feb. 1, funds private nuclear plants, Great Lakes and Chesapeake cleanup, and acquisition of land for conservation. It cuts Yucca Mountain, fossil subsidies, and EPA. It still hopes to get revenue from cap-and-trade ... and affects the environment in myriad other ways.

The Washington Post's February 1, 2010 budget overview includes detailed breakdown for EPA, Interior, Agriculture, and most other major agencies.

See Also:

Budget Details by Agency Available from OMB

"Obama's $3.8T Budget Includes Cap-And-Trade Placeholder" (Greenwire)

"Obama's Budget Pushes Clean Technologies, Cuts Fossil Fuel Incentives" (ClimateWire)

"White House Budget Proposal Gives Ax to Fossil Fuel Tax Breaks, Some Interior Programs" (Greenwire)

"Obama Proposes Cuts In OSM Budget" (Charleston Gazette)

"Digging Into Obama’S 2011 Budget on Energy and the Environment"

"Obama Seeks $300 Million for Great Lakes Cleanup" (AP)

"Obama Budget Seeks To End Oil, Gas Subsidies" (Reuters)

"President's FY2011 Budget Proposal Seeks $2.7 Billion for National Park Service" (National Parks Traveller)

"Obama's 2011 Budget Trims Environment, Fattens Energy Spending" (ENS)

"Budget Proposes $47 Million for EPA to Regulate CO2" (Wall St. Journal)

"Inspectors General at EPA, OPM Complain About Their Budgets" (Wall St. Journal)

"EPA Plans New Programs, Despite Budget Cuts" (Federal Times)

"Interior Plan Reduces Travel, IT Spending" (Government Executive)

"Oregon Wins and Loses in Obama's Budget Plan" (Portland Oregonian)

"Nuclear Waste Storage in Limbo as Obama Axes Yucca Mountain Funds" (Christian Science Monitor)

Source: Wash Post, 02/02/2010