Massive Budget Cuts Looming For EPA As Republicans Seek to Limit Rules on Air and Water Pollution

http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/06/20/massive-budget-cuts-looming-epa

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was dealt a massive blow this week by the House Appropriations committee, where the Republican majority voted to further cut the agency’s budget and reduce its authority to enforce laws safeguarding our air, water and health. The House committee voted on Tuesday to slash the EPA’s budget by 9%, or $718 million. This is in addition to a dramatic 20% reduction in overall funding that has taken place since the control of the House of Representatives switched to the Republican Party in 2011. This new reduction will put EPA funding at its lowest level since 1989. Click here for reuse options! Tags: EPABudgetCutMoneyFinanceGovernmentRichard Nixon

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