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Energy, Interior Face Deep Cuts in White House Plan (5)

Feb. 10, 2020, 4:00 PMUpdated: Feb. 10, 2020, 9:19 PM

The White House is proposing deep budget cuts for the Interior and Energy departments, according to the fiscal 2021 budget request.

The Interior Department, which includes the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other agencies, is targeted for a $2 billion budget cut in the next fiscal year compared to the enacted fiscal 2020 budget. The White House is calling for the department’s budget to be cut 13.6%, from $14.7 billion to $12.7 billion, according to the budget request.

Promoting fossil fuels development, reducing wildfire risk on federal lands, and boosting federal law enforcement ...