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Voluntary EPA Programs Get Ax in Budget Plan as Climate Work Halts

May 23, 2017, 7:29 PM

Voluntary EPA programs that encourage businesses to improve energy efficiency and curb greenhouse gas emissions would get the ax from a Trump administration that has already pledged to roll back climate change regulations.

The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal would slash $336 million from the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate work compared to estimated funding levels for 2017, including an 85 percent cut to programs to track and voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The steep cut to the EPA’s greenhouse gas reporting programs, which collect annual emissions data from nearly 8,000 industrial facilities across 41 sectors of the ...

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