Trump Budget Aims to Cripple Environmental Protection

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On February 12, 2018, the Trump Administration released its proposed Federal Budget for the 2019 fiscal year. EPA was hit the hardest of any major agency: a proposed 26% reduction from 2017 levels — the smallest budget for EPA since the 1970s after adjusting for inflation. It hits deeply at both EPA programs and the grants that support states. This 4-page summary provides a detailed breakdown both of funding cuts and plans to continue reducing staff to levels not seen in decades, hollowing the EPA out from the inside.

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