DOE $25B Budget Still Has Gaps: Lawmaker

Law360, New York (February 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The White House on Monday touted its proposed $25 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Energy as a plan that will expand funding for critical areas such as researching energy-efficient alternatives and bolstering security of energy supplies, but critics argue it lacks funding for other eco-friendly programs.

While he praised President George W. Bush's decision to increase the budget by 4.7% for fiscal 2009, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) chided his decision to drop funding for state weatherization programs, which provide free energy-efficiency measures to low-income...
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