6/13/2013

Whether funding for clean and renewable energy programs under the farm bill continues at lower levels or disappears depends on House lawmakers, Kathiann M. Kowalski writes. The farm bill passed by the Senate this week provides a mandatory $900 million for energy programs over five years, but the House version makes that funding discretionary. That could lead to "some very gutted programs," said Andy Olsen, a policy adviser at the Environmental Law and Policy Center.

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