PA DEP Outlines the Ricks of Massive Proposed Budget Cuts to EPA Administrator

“Dear Administrator Pruitt:

I am writing to express my concern about the impacts of substantial cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the citizens and businesses of Pennsylvania. Slashing the EPA budget–including a potential 30% reduction in the funding we use to carry out responsibilities under federal environmental laws–would have and immediate and devastating effect on my state’s ability to ensure that Pennsylvania’s air is safe to breathe, our water is safe to drink, and our economy prospers. Put simply, cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency signal the Trump administration’s disregard for its responsibility to protect the health and safety of American citizens.” Read full letter here.