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Enviro Programs Get the Budget Ax - Again
But the real cuts, according to the story, come at the expense of water. “The Interior Department and other environmental programs would be cut below current levels by 2.2 percent, or $595 million. Aides said the Environmental Protection Agency, especially its clean water grant program, is in the most trouble." Not only is this an unacceptable development, but the comment itself betrays a Beltway myopia that allows our representatives to make so many bad decisions. They’re concerned for the “program," but where’s the concern for the water and the Americans who drink it? Sometimes our representatives get so involved in the game they forget who they play for – us! Read about Americans’ drinking water woes and make sure your Congressional reps are on your side.