Rural America Impacted by EPA Budget

Rural America Impacted by EPA Budget

Over $43 million put toward action on climate change and clean energy.

The Obama 2011 budget proposal allocates $10 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says that to meet our environmental challenges and ensure fiscal responsibility, we're proposing targeted investments in core priorities. The budget proposal cuts spending while promoting clean air, land and water, growing the green economy and strengthening enforcement.

This budget contains more than $43 million for additional efforts to address climate change and work toward a clean energy future. EPA will implement the greenhouse gas reporting rule; provide technical assistance to ensure that any permitting under the Clean Air Act will be manageable; perform regulatory work for the largest stationary sources of greenhouse gas emissions; develop standards for mobile sources such as cars and trucks; and continue research of carbon capture and sequestration technologies.



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