Bush Administration Rolls Out Proposed Environmental Budget

Date: January 29, 2004

Source: News Room

President Bush's new 2005 environmental budget includes the highest level of funding ever requested by a President for high-priority environment and natural resource programs. Major elements of the proposed budget include $46.9 billion for high-priority environment and natural resource programs, the highest level ever requested by a President; $7.4 billion, an increase of about $400 million over 2004, for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Environmental Management program to accelerate hazardous and radioactive waste cleanup projects at federal facilities; $210 million for brownfields cleanup; and $1.4 billion for the Superfund. The budget also calls for increased accountability for environmental investment and a stronger state voice in regulation.

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