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Environmentalists Outline Steps To Address Household Water Affordability

Days after President Trump enacted legislation bolstering EPA's water infrastructure programs, environmentalists are urging lawmakers to provide an “infusion of federal assistance” to prevent rate increases that make services unaffordable and lead to shutoffs, suggesting the issue is likely to re-emerge in the next Congress.

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EPA's Darwin meets with EPW staff on regional reorganization

EPA operations chief Henry Darwin briefed bipartisan staff from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Oct. 25 on plans to restructure the agency's 10 regional offices.

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EPA union elects new leaders vowing opposition to Trump agenda

Gary Morton and Denise Morrison, the newly elected president and vice president of the union that represents over 9,000 EPA staff, are vowing to continue push-back against the Trump administration's agenda.

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EPA Crafting Plan To Meet Trump's Goal Of 5 Percent Budget Cut In FY20

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says the agency is working on a plan to meet President Donald Trump's just-announced goal of a 5 percent budget cut in fiscal year 2020 for all executive agencies in response to rising budget deficits, but gave no timetable for when officials might produce their recommended reductions.

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EPA funding for equity communities targets environmental risks

The agency is awarding a total of $1.2 million to non-profit groups in 10 environmental justice communities across the country for projects targeting environmental and public health risks.

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House, Senate leaders urge Trump to sign water infrastructure bill

Congressional leaders are touting passage of legislation to expand EPA's drinking water infrastructure program and increase funding for an agency infrastructure loan program.

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OIG's 2019-2023 Plan Targets EPA Goals For Audit, Vows Efficiency Boosts

EPA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) in its newly unveiled strategic plan for 2019-23 is vowing to quickly open audits of the agency’s progress toward six goals that former Administrator Scott Pruitt set for the same time period, while also offering steps for how the OIG plans to improve its own efficiency and effectiveness.

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EPA agrees to new contract payment controls to avert $1.2 billion 'risk'

EPA is agreeing with recommendations from its Office of Inspector General to reduce the potential for human error in the contract billing system that a report found places $1.2 billion “at risk” annually.

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House approves short-term CR, avoiding EPA shutdown

The bill's approval means that lawmakers will now have to negotiate EPA spending for FY19 after the elections, when Democrats are expected to take control of the House and possibly the Senate.

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OIG launches reviews of EPA Harvey spending, pesticide oversight

EPA's Office of Inspector General is launching more reviews of agency programs, less than a month before Inspector General Arthur Elkins, Jr. plans to leave EPA.

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