White House cuts to EPA may be deeper than first reported

By Devin Henry, The Hill.

The Trump administration is weighing even deeper cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency than previous versions of their budget outline suggested, according to a new report.

The EPA and agency chief Scott Pruitt did not fight the 25 percent cut the White House proposed in its first budget draft last month, Axios reportedTuesday, and officials are now considering cutting the agency’s $8.1 billion budget even further. 

In talks with the administration, Pruitt only fought proposed cuts to the agency’s clean-up budget, something he told a group of mayors earlier this month he would do.