The EPA's $1.6B Step Back

Law360 (May 2, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT) -- With the 2011 budget finally complete, and as work ramps up on the 2012 budget, it is clear that massive cuts are needed to reduce the deficit and the federal government needs to kick its spending habit.

The last-minute agreement that narrowly avoided government shutdown included $38 billion in cuts, although the Congressional Budget Office later stated that much either would not be realized this year or involved money that existed only on paper.

Of the cuts, nearly $1.6 billion came from the U.S. Environmental Protection...
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