The Administration’s FY2021 Budget Proposal Puts EPA’s Core Programs in Danger

On February 10, 2020, the Trump administration announced its FY2021 budget proposal, slashing EPA’s budget by 27% and undermining a half century of public health and environmental gains. EPA’s core programs, at the heart of the agency’s mission, have improved water quality, reduced air pollution, and cleaned up contaminated land, but this proposal puts all that’s been gained in danger. Without a budget that provides adequate funding for these important programs and the staff to advance them, EPA cannot fully meet its obligations to this country and its people. EPN created this 2-page overview of EPA’s core work, as well as an analysis of the health impacts of proposed cuts to core programs, and core program fact sheets and clean water summaries to illustrate what is at stake.

Read full overview: EPA Core WorkWhy It Matters
Read the fact sheet: EPA Core Programs: Clean Air
Read the fact sheet: EPA Core Programs: Clean Water 
Read the fact sheet: EPA Core Programs: Science 
Read the fact sheet: EPA Core Programs: Superfund
Read the fact sheet: EPA Core Programs: Hazardous Waste
Read the fact sheet: EPA Core Programs: Chemicals and Pesticides
Read the fact sheet: EPA Core Programs: Enforcement

Also in response to the Trump administration’s proposed FY2021 budget, EPN produced an analysis of its inadequate funding, which results in the undermining of EPA and it mission to protect human health and the environment.

Read budget analysis: Trump Administration’s 2021 Budget Proposal