03 Mar '17, 10am

Slashing the EPA Budget Would Endanger The Health Of Millions Of Americans

Slashing the EPA Budget Would Endanger The Health Of Millions Of Americans

Mass DEP’s staff “was cut nearly in half between 2002 and 2012 due to budget cuts, even as the agency’s responsibilities grew,” Kimmell continued. “That occurred in a state well known for its strong commitment to environmental protection. As a result, my agency was forced to cut back on important and effective programs, such as water sampling to locate sources of bacteria that pollute rivers. If the EPA’s budget is cut, it will mean even fewer resources for states, because states now receive a significant share of the EPA’s budget to cover enforcement activities.”

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/03/epa-cuts-endanger-pub...

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