Clinton budget proposal would boost some key science programs


  • Randy Showstack


A number of science agencies and specific research and development accounts would come out as winners under the Clinton Administration's proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2000. And several agencies—including the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—specifically mention the need for sound science to underpin their programs.

Congress already is carefully reviewing the Administration's numbers and assumptions, and this week Eos looks at the budget proposals for several key agencies and accounts of interest to the geoscience community, including NASA; the Department of Energy (DOE); DOI, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); and EPA.