EPA FY 10 Budget Includes $112 Million for Climate Protection



EPA FY 10 Budget Includes $112 Million for Climate Protection

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2009
For More Information Contact: Ellen Vaughan at (202) 662-1893 or evaughan [at] eesi.org

The President’s FY 10 budget request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) represents the highest level of funding for the agency in its 39-year history: $10.5 billion in discretionary budget authority, an increase of $7.6 billion from FY 09 appropriations. $111.6 million is requested for the Climate Protection Program, an increase of $17.4 million from FY 09 appropriations, which includes funding to implement EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rule that is still undergoing public comment. $5 million is proposed for providing analytical support in anticipation of a future cap-and-trade program, including offset verification. The popular Energy STAR program is slated to receive $50.7 million, an increase of $1 million from FY 09 appropriations.