Bush wants EPA spending cut
February 8, 2002
EPA's budget will be cut by about $300 million in fiscal year 2003, if Congress upholds the Bush administration's spending request. The $7.7 billion budget request for EPA includes $2 billion for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds and $200 million for brownfields redevelopment. About $75 million of the administration's $124 million in new funding for homeland security initiatives will go to EPA for research into better techniques for cleaning up buildings contaminated by biological agents.