US President’s 2015 budget proposes $1.1 bn for USGS

US President’s 2015 budget proposes $1.1 bn for USGS

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US: The US President's fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request for the US Geological Survey is $1.1 billion, an increase of $41.3 million above the FY 2014 enacted level. The FY 2015 Budget reflects the President's ongoing commitment to scientific discovery and innovation to support decision making in addressing critical societal needs and to support a robust economy, while protecting the health and environment of the Nation.

The Budget includes increases totaling $76.4 million to advance key research and development priorities in the sustainable stewardship of natural resources, as identified in the USGS Science Strategy and Department of the Interior and Administration initiatives. This includes robust funding for science to support the sustainable development of energy and mineral resources, water resources management; ecosystem restoration and management; wildlife and environmental health and climate resilience. "USGS has a strong 135-year legacy of providing reliable and relevant scientific information to decision-makers. The President's proposed budget recognizes the USGS is uniquely positioned to support our Nation's needs through multi-disciplinary earth science research. This is key for understanding our land, its resources, and our changing climate,” said Suzette Kimball, Acting USGS Director.

Source: USGS