View Full Version : EPA Gives Over $100M in Foreign Grants to Battle Pollution

06-28-2011, 04:06 PM
House Republicans launched a fresh attack on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week, blasting Administrator Lisa Jackson for setting aside millions of dollars in grants to foreign countries aimed at reducing global pollution.

Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a report Monday night detailing what they say is nearly $100 million in “foreign handouts” to countries like China, Thailand and Indonesia to support various environmental programs over the last decade.

While the lawmakers focus on grants that were awarded during the Obama administration, many of the grants were initiated under previous administrations, including the Bush administration. The report says that EPA has "intensified" its foreign grant program under the Obama administration, approving $27 million in grants since 2009.