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States to Face $200,000,000 in Automatic Cuts to Environmental, Conservation Funding Under Sequester

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Gohringer, (202) 454-4573 or jeff_gohringer@lcv.org

01 Mar 2013  

Will severely impact EPA’s ability to protect water we drink and air we breathe

WASHINGTON, DC – Automatic budget cuts to environmental and conservation programs under the sequester could cost all 50 states and the District of Columbia a combined $200,000,000 and severely impact the EPA’s ability to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink. The League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of budget cuts slated to begin being implemented tomorrow:

“The sequester takes a hatchet to environmental funding that’s keeping EPA scientists on the job protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink. Congress should find a balanced solution that ends Big Oil’s tax breaks instead of risking public health with these severe cuts,” said Karpinski.

The Obama administration has outlined how the automatic spending cuts will impact all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The potential cuts to federal funding ensuring clean air and water quality and protecting fish and wildlife are estimated to total a combined $200,000,000 nationwide.

A state-by-state breakdown is below:

 State  Potential loss of environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste  Funds that states could lose in grants for fish and wildlife protection
 Alabama  $2,000,000  $1,000,000
 Alaska  $1,800,000  $2,100,000
 Arizona  $2,100,000  $1,100,000
 Arkansas  $1,600,000  $842,000
 California $12,400,000    $1,900,000
 Colorado  $2,000,000  $1,200,000
 Connecticut  $2,000,000  $398,000
 Delaware  $1,100,000  $359,000
 District of Columbia  $1,000,000  $64,000
 Florida  $5,200,000  $1,100,000
 Georgia  $3,500,000  $979,000
 Hawaii  $1,300,000  $359,000
 Idaho  $1,200,000  $857,000
 Illinois  $6,400,000  $974,000
 Indiana  $3,300,000  $739,000
 Iowa  $2,400,000  $661,000
 Kansas  $1,800,000  $772,000
 Kentucky  $2,100,000  $774,000
 Louisiana  $2,500,000  $884,000
 Maine  $1,400,000  $496,000
 Maryland  $3,100,000  $467,000
 Massachusetts  $4,000,000  $472,000
 Michigan  $5,900,000  $1,500,000
 Minnesota  $3,000,000  $1,600,000
 Mississippi  $1,758,000  $606,000
 Miissouri  $3,745,000  $1,184,000
 Montana  $1,237,000  $1,186,000
 Nebraska  $1,294,000  $686,000
 Nevada  $1,156,000  $764,000
 New Hampshire  $1,500,000  $359,000
 New Jersey  $4,891,000  $472,000
 New Mexico  $1,260,000  $877,000
 New York  $12,869,000  $1,201,000
 North Carolina  $3,606,000  $1,265,000
 North Dakota  $1,244,000  $624,000
 Ohio  $6,865,000  $981,000
 Oklahoma  $1,655,000  $998,000
 Oregon  $1,882,000  $1,052,000
 Pennsylvania  $5,705,000  $1,448,000
 Rhode Island  $1,253,000  $359,000
 South Carolina  $1,763,000  $646,000
 South Dakota  $1,150,000  $735,000
 Tennessee  $2,211,000  $1,216,000
 Texas  $8,467,000  $8,467,000
 Utah  $1,289,000  $847,000
 Vermont  $1,068,000 $359,000 
 Virginia  $2,997,000  $826,000
 Washington  $3,301,000  $924,000
 West Virginia  $2,013,000  $488,000
 Wisconsin  $3,875,000  $1,479,000
 Wyoming  $1,107,000  $787,000

 



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