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Trump administration announces how much it plans to cut from the EPA

President Donald Trump’s administration announced its 2018 budget proposal Thursday, calling for a 31 percent cut in spending at the Environmental Protection Agency. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump plans to cut 31 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency’s funding, doing away with the agency’s climate change initiatives and cutting back on clean air and water programs, according to budget information released Thursday.

The proposal would cut $2.5 billion from the EPA’s budget, decreasing its funding from $8.2 billion to $5.7 billion, according to the Washington Post.

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