Lawmakers, environmentalists voice concern over proposed EPA cuts

With Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt expected to testify before Congress on Thursday in support of the Trump administration’s proposed EPA budget cuts, members of Congress, EPA employees and environmental groups are voicing their concerns.

The proposed budget was the subject of a teleconference Tuesday that included U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Jack Darin, president of Sierra’s Club Illinois chapter and Mike Mikulka, president of Local 704 at the EPA’s Chicago office.

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