EPA Offers Numerous Noncompetitive Grants

Date: February 7, 2002

Source: News Room

Several recent news reports have pointed out that the Environmental Protection Agency provides numerous grants each year to nonprofit groups, many without competitive bidding. Some major projects that have won awards since 1993 include: The Economic Policy Institute in Washington, which received $60,000 for a conference on whether charging drivers auto insurance by the mile would reduce car usage and, therefore, pollution. No state adopted the change. In addition, the Center for Resource Management in Salt Lake City received more than $300,000 over eight years for an ongoing project entitled ``Golf and the Environment.'' A booklet entitled ``Environmental Principles for Golf Courses in the United States'' was produced. Voluntary standards were developed for pesticide use, water use, wildlife protection and erosion control on courses.

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