Air Pollution

STAPPA/ALAPCO's Becker explains state viewpoints on EPA budget and mercury

With Senate appropriators set to mark up the U.S. EPA's fiscal 2007 budget, interest groups are lobbying hard to ensure adequate funding for various EPA projects. During today's OnPoint, Bill Becker, executive director of the State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators and the Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials, explains why cuts to the EPA budget could have devastating effects for individual states. Becker also talks about why some states are breaking with the Bush administration on mercury rules, and on the issue of climate change.