Bush Budget Axes EPA Libraries

Kathleen writes "Under G.Bush Jr.'s proposed budget, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is slated to shut down its network of libraries that serve its own scientists as well as the public, according to internal agency documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). In addition to the libraries, the agency will pull the plug on its electronic catalog which tracks tens of thousands of unique documents and research studies that are available nowhere else."

The other side of the budget-coin has Good News For the IMLS. The budget would boost funding for library programs at the Institute of Museum and Library Services to $220.9 million, an increase of nearly $10.3 million over FY 2006.

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Lets be clear this budget has not been signed, it is simply a proposed budget. Proposals to nix library services are often not received well, heck the president could ask his brother about that.

So if you object to this proposed budget let your elected officials know.

That is why they propose these things.... you know for comment. Perhaps that is why it is called a proposal rather than a jammed down your throat budget.

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