12 March 2012
AGU Science Policy Alert 12-16
President Obama submitted his Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget request to Congress on 13 February. The President’s proposed federal budget of $3.8 trillion for FY 2013 provides an overall favorable funding picture for federal science agencies in a tight economic environment. The National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the Department of Energy (DOE) received proposed increases from FY 2012. However, there are a number of proposed decreases, including a significant cut to NASA’s Planetary Science account as well as NOAA’s National Ocean, Marine Fisheries, and Weather services. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also received a proposed decrease in budget. Since the release of the White House’s budget request, AGU’s weekly newspaper, Eos, has covered the overall request as well as the requests for federal agencies of interest to AGU members. AGU is making these in-depth articles available to the public.
Eos articles on proposed FY 2013 federal science budget: