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THE HUGE DROP IN AMERICA'S COMMITMENT

TO A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

75% DROP IN EPA FUNDING IN LAST 3 DECADES

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EPA SPENDING AS A PERCENT OF TOTAL BUDGET

Actual in Red, Estimated in Green

(Source: White House Budget for the 2013 Fiscal Year Historical Tables: Table 4.1, Outlays By Agency)

 

America's priority towards a safe and clean environment is sliding down hill.

Cuts To Funding: Obama's 2014 budget proposal for the Environmental Protection Agency is 3.5% below 2012 levels

and almost 5% under the 2013 continuing resolution.

 

Cuts To Staff: The 2014 Fiscal Year Budget for the EPA plans to cut staff levels from 17,055 to 16,870.

This brings staff levels back to where they were in 1991 (Environmental News Stand).

Clean water, air and the regulation of hazardous chemicals are matters of public safety which deserve real funding, not pocket change.

 

MORE INFORMATION ON EPA CUTS

Historical Tables for White House Budget

Go to page 87 and look at the Environmental Protection Agency.

There is a decrease in spending overall from 2013 spending levels to 2014.

 

White House Looks To Trim EPA's Budget In FY2014 Request (GHG News, 4-10-13)

Obama Budget Reduces Spending for Environmental Protection Agency (Fox Business, 4-10-13)

 

EPA'S FAILURE TO TEST HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

World Future Fund Report on Chemical Testing Failure

America's track record on testing poisonous chemicals has been one of complete neglect to public health and safety.

The EPA reported in 2007 that: "of the (top) 3,000 chemicals imported or produced by the United States,

43% of these high production volume chemicals (HPV) have no testing data".

There needs to be a real commitment to protecting the public against hazardous chemicals.