Obama Budget Would Force EPA To Tighten Its Belt

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday continued the recent trend toward downsizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, proposing a 2014 spending plan that would leave the agency's budget nearly $300 million slimmer than it was two years ago.

Although the proposed $8.2 billion agency allocation represents a more than 3.5 percent reduction over 2012 funding, the EPA said Wednesday that the budget strikes an appropriate balance between its operational needs and the current state of the economy, and will push the agency to reform the way it...
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