House OKs $420M In Climate Change Spending

Law360, New York (June 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a massive $32.3 billion environmental and interior agency appropriations bill, which sets aside $420 million to make up for what supporters say was the Bush administration's chronic underfunding of climate change efforts.

House members voted 254-173 in favor of the 2010 Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation bill Friday, largely along party lines, before taking up the controversial Waxman-Markey climate change legislation, which supports many of the same projects and agencies funded in the spending package....
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