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Lawmakers Gird for 2018 Fight as Budget Bill Retains EPA Funds

May 1, 2017, 2:44 PM

A more aggressive funding war looms over the incoming fiscal year following the relative continuation of environment funding levels in the fiscal 2017 appropriations package, lawmakers and advocates said May 1.

The Environmental Protection Agency would receive a modest 1-percent cut in the sprawling bill, which tops off at nearly 1,700 pages. And the Interior Department would get an overall bump based on significant upticks to the National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and other agencies.

But both sides are now girding for the fiscal 2018 fight, the first full-year budget in the Trump administration.

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