Trump Budget Might Cut E.P.A. Science Applications And Lower Cleanups

Advertisement Continue reading the main storyThe draft reflects what critics have called the diminished priority Mr. Trump places on science.
Advertisement Continue reading the main storyIt would cut grants to states to conduct their own environmental programs by about 19 percent, to $2.9 billion from $3.6 billion.
But the proposed budget would eliminate all spending on nearly a dozen state-level programs aimed at researching and protecting local watershed ecosystems, including programs on the Chesapeake Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Champlain, Lake Pontchartrain and Puget Sound.
All of those programs are targeted for severe cuts or elimination under Mr. Trump’s budget proposal.
The president’s request would shrink the budget for the Office of Science and Technology to $450 million, from about $740 million now.

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