Trump Spending Plan May Wipe Out 50 EPA Programs

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President Trump’s $1.15 trillion spending proposal for fiscal year 2018 takes aim at the EPA, which would see its budget slashed to $5.7 billion, a 29.6 percent cut from $8.1 billion in fiscal 2016, and workforce cut by 3,200.

The White House plan also proposes cuts to EPA chemical, pesticide and research programs that companies may want to support, Bloomberg BNA reporter Pat Rizzuto writes.

The proposal calls for eliminating more than 50 EPA programs but identifies only a few, Pat says.

One identified program is the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program, which screens pesticides, chemicals and environmental contaminants for their possible effect on hormone systems, according to the EPA.

Read more in Pat’s story Trump Budget May Kill Programs Chemical, Pesticide Industry Back.