Water did not emerge from the President’s first official budget request unscathed, with several EPA water programs up for large cuts or even elimination.
The White House is calling for a 30 percent cut in grants that help states comply with federal drinking water standards and a complete elimination of grants for preventing agriculture-related water pollution. It also wants to zero out funding for a homeland security program that helps water systems protect against cyberattacks and other threats.
A rough outline of the Trump administration’s federal spending priorities that it released earlier this year did not contain cuts to these...
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