House Appropriations Committee Chair Wants Drastic Cuts to Environmental Programs
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