The Energy 202: Trump doesn’t budge on EPA budget

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

If you’ve followed President Trump’s campaign for president, little should surprise you about the budget cut he is proposing for the Environment Protection Agency.

Yet the president’s budget set to be delivered at 11 a.m. will show the largest cuts to the EPA of any federal agency. Trump will call for the agency’s budget to be reduced to just $5.65 billion.

What’s notable here is what has not changed. When the Trump administration released its “skinny budget,” or first draft of its spending priorities, in March, it called for the EPA funding to be slashed by 31 percent.

Two months later, that percentage is unchanged.

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