EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Testimony Before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Environment and Public Works
Release Date: 03/22/2012
Contact Information: EPA Press Office email@example.com 202-564-6794
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Thank you for inviting me to testify on the President’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency. I’m joined by the agency’s Chief Financial Officer, Barbara Bennett.
EPA’s budget request of $8.344 billion focuses on fulfilling EPA’s core mission of protecting public health and the environment, while making the sacrifices and tough decisions that Americans across the country are making every day.
EPA’s budget request fully reflects the President’s commitment to reducing government spending and finding cost savings in a responsible manner while supporting clean air, clean water and the innovative safe guards that are essential to an America that’s built to last. In some cases we have had to take a step back from programs – this budget reflects a savings of $50 million through the elimination of several EPA programs and activities that have either met their goals, or can be achieved at the state or local level or by other federal agencies. Continue reading “EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Testimony Before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Environment and Public Works”