Obama Wants Record $10.5B EPA Budget

Law360, New York (May 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- President Obama has requested $10.5 billion to fund the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in FY 2010, a 37 percent increase over the previous year's budget and the highest-ever funding level for the agency, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced Tuesday.

The budget will invest in “cutting-edge green technology,” repair the nation's environmental infrastructure and strengthen core regulatory and scientific capabilities, Jackson said in a hearing on the proposal before the U.S. Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee.

It will make the nation's water, air and land...
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