Bush Raises Ire With EPA Budget

Law360, New York (February 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a move that is sure to raise the ire of lawmakers and environmental groups, the Bush administration has slashed the Environmental Protection Agency's budget by $400 million, earmarking $7.14 billion for the agency in 2009.

The budget, released on Monday, proposes funding for several specific initiatives, including a concerted effort to beef up the EPA's energy and homeland security efforts. The budget sets aside for $49.2 million for Clean Diesel grants, of which $15 million will be used for the Sustainable Ports Initiative in an...
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