$2.5B More For DOE, $174M For EPA In House Budget

Law360, New York (February 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has upped its commitment to both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, increasing the budget for the EPA by $174 million and the DOE's budget by $2.5 billion to fund a range of projects, including improving drinking water systems and researching biofuels.

The House Committee on Appropriations on Monday introduced a $410 billion proposal to finish work on fiscal year 2009 appropriations bills, which include nine holdovers from the Bush era.

Overall, the proposal allocates about...
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