DOJ, Overwhelmed By Defense Of EPA Rollbacks, Seeks FY21 Budget Boost

February 11, 2020
The Justice Department’s (DOJ) environment division says it cannot stretch its budget to defend the Trump administration’s current and future rollbacks of EPA and other agencies’ rules, noting the division has no base funding for the effort and is thus seeking a funding increase and new positions in its fiscal year 2021 budget request. The request will almost certainly spark controversy in the House, where Democratic lawmakers are unlikely to agree to provide the department with additional resources to defend...

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