Trump Proposes 25 Percent Cut To EPA In 2019 Budget

Law360 (February 12, 2018, 7:59 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump on Monday proposed cutting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by nearly a quarter in fiscal year 2019, a reduction that would slash money for a variety of activities including research and state programs.

The $6.1 billion proposal represents a roughly 23 percent cut from the EPA’s 2018 annualized continuing resolution level of about $8 billion, the agency said, and shows an administration undeterred by Congress’ unwillingness to impose similarly drastic cuts that were proposed last year. In fact, the administration had initially proposed a 34 percent reduction, until Congress raised annual spending caps last week. The proposal...

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