Other Key Bush Administration Environmental Accomplishments
Budget: President Bushs $44.4 billion FY 03 environment and natural resources budget request is the highest ever $1.4 billion, or 3 percent, higher than FY 02 enacted. The Presidents budget proposal provides $4.1 billion, the highest level ever for EPAs operating program, and provides the highest level ever for EPA state program grants, $1.2 billion.
Brownfields Cleanup - Bringing New Life to Abandoned Sites in Our Cities and Towns: Fulfilling an important campaign commitment, President Bush signed historic legislation that will result in more cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated industrial sites known as brownfields improving the environment, protecting public health, creating jobs and revitalizing communities. The Presidents FY 03 budget proposal provides $200 million twice the FY 02 level of funding for EPAs brownfields program, $171 million of which is for grants for states and local communities. The President is also working to make permanent the brownfields tax credit.
Clear Skies A Clean Air Act for the 21st Century: President Bushs initiative would dramatically improve air quality by cutting power plants emissions of three critical pollutants by 70 percent more than any other presidential clean air initiative. This historic legislative proposal would bring clean air to American communities faster, more reliably, and more effectively than the current Clean Air Act. And, it would help to reduce acid rain in the Adirondacks.