EPA seeks millions more for global warming initiatives

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before Congress Wednesday, requesting millions more for initiatives to combat global warming.

Speaking before the House Energy and Commerce committee, McCarthy's presented a budget requesting $1.03 billion for global warming and air quality initiatives - a more than $41 million increase from fiscal year 2014. Nearly $200 million would be designated specifically for global warming - a $23 million increase from last year.

“Addressing the threat from a changing climate is one of the greatest challenges of this and future generations,” McCarthy said.

The FY 2015 budget will also reassign 24 EPA employees and $10 million to enact President Obama’s “climate action plan."

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