Under President Obama’s budget, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking a 12.6 percent funding cut. However, while funding for programs like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and state grants for infrastructure are proposed to be slashed, EPA will increase its enforcement budget by $24 million. EPA chief Lisa Jackson has stated repeatedly that EPA will not back down on enforcement. The new funding will be used to improve EPA inspectors’ ability to analyze emission data and to spot ozone and air toxic emission violations. Facilities located near population centers (especially oil refineries and chemical processing facilities) will be scrutinized for air toxic releases and hazardous waste management practices. Additional EPA budget increases include: $46 million to administer greenhouse gas emission reduction programs at large facilities, $20 million to administer the greenhouse gas reporting rule, and $30.5 million to enforce oil spill compliance and prevention rules.