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@Deborah but...space! I think there is a ton of awesome (not necessarily space-related) technology that comes out of NASA - like special polymers, chiropractic equipment, customized aircraft, astronaut ice cream (ok, that last one has never actually been eaten in space and may not be as useful as the others...), etc. I do agree that it's a shame, but hopefully cuts will help in the long term.
On the other hand, I am not very familiar with these EPA programs, but I do know that the Energy Star program is supposed to help the environment and help us save a great deal of money at the same time through the implementation of energy-efficient technology and lower emission practices. It seems like many programs and departments are going to be effected by the cuts- except maybe for the department of defense?