Wednesday, February 09, 2005

The Iraq War's Cost to Long Island Sound

Bush’s proposed federal budget will cut funding for EPA’s Long Island Sound office from about $6 million or $7 million a year to $477,000. The one member of Congress quoted by Newsday – Steve Israel, a Democrat from Huntington – doesn’t think anything can be done about it because of the deficit, which of course is caused by the vast cost of the Iraq war.

Newsday doesn’t mention that the federal revolving fund for sewage plant improvements will also be cut. I have a couple of inquiries out to determine how much of New York’s and Connecticut’s Sound nitrogen removal program relies on the revolving fund. More when I know more.


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