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House Appropriations Committee Chair Wants Drastic Cuts to Environmental Programs

10 Feb 2011  |   Damien Shirley

Tags: Congress, General Environment, House

Next week, the House is expected to begin consideration of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government for the seven months remaining in the fiscal year.

Yesterday Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), head of the House Appropriations Committee, unveiled a list of over 70 budget cuts that will be included in the CR.

Among the proposed cuts are:

  • A $1.6 billion cut to the Environmental Protection Agency
  • An $899 million cut to energy efficiency and renewable energy funding
  • A $348 million cut to the Land and Water Conservation Fund
  • A $7.4 million cut to the EPA Energy Star program
  • A $9 million cut to the EPA GHG reporting registry
  • A $5 million cut to the EPA Cap and Trade Technical Assistance program
  • A $25 million cut to the EPA State and Local Air Quality Management program
  • A $700 million cut to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
  • A $250 million cut to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
  • A $48 million cut to the EPA Brownfields program


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