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EPA FY20 Budget Increases States’ Duties While Cutting Assistance Funds

March 18, 2019
EPA’s just-released justification to Congress for its fiscal year 2020 budget details an aggressive plan for shifting significant environmental oversight to states either through delegated authority or slashing programs that complement states’ work, but it also seeks deep cuts to funds that could help states pay for the increased workload. The FY20 congressional justification , which EPA unveiled March 18, supports the White House’s request for lawmakers to cut the agency’s budget down to $6.1 billion in this year’s appropriations...


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