President's Budget Would Cut EPA Spending

Washington, D.C. -- Under President George W. Bush' $2.13 trillion 2003 budget, a majority of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs may be cut. Overall, budget authority for the EPA would decrease from $8 billion in the current fiscal year to $7.5 billion, according to Office of Management and Budget documents. If approved, according to

Congressional Quarterly

, funding for core environmental programs and management would decline by $44 million to slightly more than $2.1 billion.