EPA The measure includes just more than $10 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency — a $576 million increase over 2022.The allowance ...EPA
The measure includes just more than $10 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency — a $576 million increase over 2022.
The allowance is nearly $2 billion less than the approximately $12 billion sought by the Biden administration.
Much of the increase will go into increasing the size of grant programs and paying for additional overhead costs like rents, leases and utilities.
In their budget statement, Senate Republicans bragged about how they had rejected the president’s “radical environmental and climate policies” and kept overall nondefense spending increases to just 5.5 percent over last year.
However, the EPA is also set to receive more than $100 billion from federal spending bills like the Inflation Reduction Act over the next few years, E&E News reported.