Obama's Enviro, Energy Cuts Fall Mostly On EPA

Law360, New York (February 14, 2011, 7:19 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama proposed a 2012 budget Monday that would keep funding more or less stable for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of the Interior while sharply cutting funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

As part of Obama's $3.7 trillion budget, he requested $29.5 billion for the DOE, which is $1.1 billion more than he requested for fiscal year 2011. Meanwhile, Meanwhile, Obama set aside $12.2 billion for the DOI, or $19.1 million below the 2010 enacted level, and he set...
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