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Reorganization Seeks To 'Rightsize' ORD After Years Of Declining Resources

March 15, 2019
EPA's planned reorganization of its Office of Research and Development (ORD) represents the natural outcome of the decades-long decline in the office's funding and personnel levels -- a situation that President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2020 budget request will accelerate by proposing further cuts to EPA research, sources say. “ORD has been shrinking like crazy for years. Some kind of accommodation was needed,” a former ORD official tells Inside EPA . “With a shrinking budget for so many years, [reorganization]...

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