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Alan Septoff, (202) 271-2355, aseptoff@earthworks.org

Washington, DC – In addition to his infrastructure proposal, today President Trump released his budget proposal. In response Earthworks’ Policy Director Lauren Pagel stated,

“Coupled with his ‘infrastructure’ proposal’s attacks on our most basic environmental laws, President Trump’s plans to slash the EPA budget by 34% make abundantly clear that his Administration is proud to sacrifice our health and environment to benefit the mining and oil and gas industries. Without strong EPA enforcement of our bedrock environmental safeguards, communities impacted by mining, oil and gas operations will be left virtually defenseless, as President Trump and EPA Administrator Pruitt clearly intend.”