Senate Passes Bill to Allocate $2 Billion For Carbon Storage, Fund Climate Service | BNA
Administration Backs Climate Service
The Senate bill would reverse a ban on funding the proposed NOAA climate service that the House included in its version of the spending bill in June. The $161.5 million for the climate service was restored in the Senate measure under a substitute amendment (S. Amdt. 738) offered by Inouye (202 DEN A-12, 10/19/11).
The Obama administration supported the funding restoration in an Oct. 17 statement of administration policy on the Senate bill, arguing that it would “improve the performance of roughly $340 million in related programs that are currently spread across” several NOAA programs.