GOP Budget Could Lead To ‘Drastic Cuts’ To EPA Programs, Official Warns

March 20, 2023
EPA’s top finance official is warning that GOP budget plans to cap discretionary spending at fiscal year 2022 levels could lead to “drastic cuts” at EPA, forcing officials to eliminate or scale back several new programs, halt hiring of new employees, cut grant funding, delay improvements to water infrastructure and PFAS remediation and stall progress on environmental justice (EJ) and climate change. “A preliminary examination of the effects of the plan to cap discretionary spending at [FY22] levels indicates this...

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