Obama Budget Request Cuts $300M From EPA Funding

Law360, New York (March 4, 2014, 7:48 PM EST) -- The White House wants to reduce funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, submitting a fiscal year 2015 budget request to Congress on Monday at $300 million below the level that lawmakers approved for the EPA for 2014.

The president has proposed $7.89 billion for the EPA in a budget that provides additional money for the agency's air quality efforts while lowering funds for clean water and drinking water programs.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy described the budget as a critical part of a new era of partnerships with state and federal agencies and the private sector, as the agency transforms its...

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