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EPA Bid For Stricter State Oversight Clashes With Plan To Cut FY20 Grants

March 20, 2019
EPA in its fiscal year 2020 budget request vows to ramp up oversight of states’ federally delegated environmental programs in response to concerns from its inspector general (IG), but state regulators are telling Congress that the agency’s FY20 proposal to slash its grants to states could cripple their ability to administer those programs. In an appendix to its FY20 budget justification sent to Congress this month, the Trump administration touts EPA’s recent steps to address the IG’s long-standing calls to...

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