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The climate policy milestone that was buried in the 2020 budget

1 month ago   |   By Grist

When President Trump signed a $1.4 trillion spending package in December to keep the government funded through 2020, there was a climate policy milestone buried in the budget. For the first time ever, the government allocated funding for a federal agency to conduct geoengineering research.
A line item in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's budget provides the agency with at least $4 million to study the stratosphere, the second layer of the atmosphere up from the earth. That kind of research already falls within the agency's purview, but the language in the bill continues...
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