Magazine article Insight on the News

EPA's Generosity Knows Few Bounds

Magazine article Insight on the News

EPA's Generosity Knows Few Bounds

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A study of grants given by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to nonprofit groups since 1993 reveals that many of the recipients were not environmental groups at all, and many of the groups that benefited are involved in lawsuits against the EPA. Some grants benefited foreign countries, such as the $100,000 funding a study in the Ukraine of ways to reduce methane-gas emissions in livestock. Other funds went to develop a recycling program at the new stadium of the Seattle Mariners baseball team and for a project to assist golf courses in using fertilizers and pesticides considered environmentally friendly. Funding during the period studied totaled more than $2 billion, according to the Associated Press (AP) study.

The AP's analysis also found substantial grants to senior lobbies, including $98.5 million to the AARP, $90.6 million to the National Older Worker Career Center, $74 million to the National Senior Citizens Education and Research Center, $72 million to the National Caucus and Center on Black Aged and $43. …

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