Attorney General James Leads 20 States In Urging Congress To Reject Trump Administration's Proposed “Punishing” Cuts To EPA's Budget

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:49

Trump Administration Would Slash EPA’s Budget By $2.8 Billion, Including a “Devastating” $1.4 Billion Cut In Assistance to States and Tribes 

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 20 states, today called on the U.S. Congress to reject “deep and punishing” cuts that the Trump Administration has proposed for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In its Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal to Congress, the Administration has proposed cutting EPA’s budget by $2.8 billion – 31 percent – from current levels, including cuts of $364 million to improving air quality, $1.7 billion to providing for clean and safe water, $278 million for revitalizing land and preventing contamination, and $15 million for ensuring the safety of chemicals in the marketplace.   

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