EPA Funding Climbed 51% Since 2008

Federal funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is up by more than half – in real dollars — since 2008, according to calculations based on Treasury Department data.

In 2008, EPA funding was $7,938,000,000, according to the Final Monthly Treasury Statement for fiscal year 2008. That would be $8,464,894,460 in real 2012 dollars, according to the BLS calculator.

The same Treasury report said EPA funding climbed to $12,796,000,000 in fiscal year 2012. That’s a 51.1 percent funding increase from four years earlier.

Read more at CNS News. By Fred Lucas.

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