Trump Proposes Slashing EPA's Budget By $2.6B

Law360, New York (March 16, 2017, 7:14 AM EDT) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed cutting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by nearly a third, a $2.6 billion reduction that would prompt drastic changes at the EPA and move the agency further from the climate change goals of the previous administration.

Under the proposed 2018 budget, the EPA would have $5.7 billion to work with, its lowest amount since 1990. The plan would eliminate about 3,200 jobs and slashes or cuts completely funding for a number of programs, including the Clean Power Plan. (AP)...
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