13 Apr '11, 6pm

The budget deal slashes rail, green jobs, and cleanup programs - pretty much everything important

The budget deal slashes rail, green jobs, and cleanup programs - pretty much everything important

This year's budget negotiation hacked away at a lot of important programs. Photo: Dan Conway Cross-posted from the Wonk Room . The Republican slash-and-burn budget accepted by President Obama to avoid a government shutdown will put our fragile economic recovery in jeopardy . Moreover, the cuts are ideologically motivated, preserving massive subsidies for fossil fuel polluters while knocking out support for a cleaner, more innovative economic future. The cuts [PDF] and funding prohibitions from Obama's budget request include: Environmental Protection Agency: $1.6 billion, including $50 million from science and technology programs, $110 million from environmental programs and management, $4 million from buildings, $10 million from Superfund, $797 million from the Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds program, and $223 million in other state and tribal assistance gra...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-04-13-budget-deal-slows...

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