19 Sep '17, 10am

These EPA programs are key to hurricane relief efforts. Now Congress wants to cut them?

There is a jarring disconnect in Washington as the Trump administration continues to push for cuts that will hamper the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s disaster response work – just as we deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and watch millions flee Irma, the second catastrophic storm to hit the United States in just over two weeks. That’s right: Congress is getting ready to vote on bills that would directly affect the EPA’s ability to address urgent health and environmental impacts from major storms. Lawmakers could move as early as this week on one bill that will fund disaster recovery and another that will gut the EPA’s annual budget for the fiscal year that begins October 1. Both reflect many of the cuts President Trump sought in his budget. EDF Action: Tell Congress to reject these EPA cuts When disasters strike, states desperately need sufficiently staff...

Full article: https://www.edf.org/blog/2017/09/07/these-epa-programs-ar...

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