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EPA Administrator Warns Against Steep Budget Cuts

Law360 (March 11, 2011, 5:55 PM EST) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson told lawmakers Friday that Republican-sponsored budget cuts would prevent the agency from properly implementing and enforcing the nation's environmental and public health laws.

President Barack Obama's proposed 2012 budget — which sets aside $9 billion for the EPA, or $1.3 billion below 2010 levels — contains difficult and painful cuts, but it preserves the agency's ability to carry out its core responsibilities, Jackson testified at a joint hearing of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the...
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