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What federal science-funding agencies received in fiscal year 2001, compared to what they might receive in fiscal year 2002.
 
Agency/Program FY 2001 Enacted FY 2002 Requested Percent Change
Department of Energy      
 -- Basic Energy Sciences $991.7 million $1004.7 million 1.3%
     - Geosciences Research $21.4 million $21.4 million 0.0%
 -- Fossil Energy R&D $541.5 million $449.0 million -17.1%
     - Natural Gas R&D $45.0 million $21.0 million -53.4%
     - Petroleum R&D $66.9 million $30.5 million -54.4%
Department of the Interior      
 -- US Geological Survey $882.8 million $813.4 million -7.9%
     - Water Resource Investigations $203.5 million $159.5 million -21.6%
     - Geologic Division $225.3 million $213.8 million -5.1%
     - National Mapping Program $130.4 million $123.7 million -5.2%
NASA      
 -- Earth Science Enterprise* $1278.0 million $1515.0 million 18.5%
     - Earth Science Program Science $357.4 million $357.4 million 0.0%
National Science Foundation       
 -- Geoscience Directorate $562.2 million $558.5 million -0.6%
     - Atmospheric Science $188.5 million $186.5 million -1.0%
     - Earth Science $115.8 million $116.8 million 0.8%
     - Ocean Science $257.9 million $255.3 million -1.0%
Environmental Protection Agency      
 -- Science and Technology $695.5 million $640.5 million -13.9%
NOAA      
 -- Oceanic & Atmospheric Research $327.5 million $330.2 million 0.8%

* ESE has undergone a budget restructuring from FY2001

Chart compiled by staff of the American Geological Institute's Government Affairs Program.


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