Obama cuts EPA funding for 2012
February 14, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration today (Feb. 14, 2011) proposed a FY 2012 budget of $8.973 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This proposal reflects President Obama's commitment to ensuring the government lives within its means while ensuring that EPA can carry out its core mission: protecting public health and our environment while reducing air and water pollution in communities across America.

This budget proposal represents about a 13 percent decrease from the FY 2010 budget of $10.3 billion.

"This budget focuses our resources on the most urgent health and environmental challenges we face," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "Though it includes significant cuts, it provides EPA with what we need to fundamentally protect the health of the American people."

Some key 2012 budget initiatives include:

For more information on EPA's proposed FY2012 budget go here.

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