Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Funding to be Cut for Treatment Plant Upgrades

Missing thus far from the discussion of Bush budget cuts and their affect on Long Island Sound is the proposal to cut funding for clean water projects. Specifically, the administration wants to cut the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program from $1.09 billion to $730 million, a reduction of $360 million.

The CWSRF has been the source of much (but certainly not all) of the money for the nitrogen removal projects that treatment plants along the Sound are now engaged in the Long Island Sound Study has plenty of information here). Federal budget cuts are likely to mean that Connecticut and New York will have to foot more of the bill.


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