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Obama Budget Proposal Sets the Stage for Clash with GOP (Update)

3:09 PM MST | February 15, 2011 | Kara Sissell

The Obama Administration has proposed its FY2012 budget, allocating $9 billion for EPA, down  nearly 13% from 2010 levels, but increasing Department of Energy (DOE) clean energy R&D by 12%. The government has been operating using an interim measure, a Continuing Resolution (CR), approved by Congress. The administration’s budget contrasts sharply with a plan proposed by House Republicans, who last week proposed an amended CR that would make deeper cuts in EPA funding and prohibit the agency’s regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The...

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