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EPA employees fight against program, workforce cuts

Organized by labor unions and advocacy groups, hundreds of Environmental Protection Agency employees gathered on March 15 to protest the new administration and their new administrator, Government Executive reports.

About a dozen speakers, including members of Congress, addressed the crowd in downtown Washington, D.C., pledging to fight against workforce and funding cuts at the agency, the article notes.

The new administration has plans to cut one-fourth of EPA funding and eliminate 20 percent of its workforce and about 24 programs and grants would be eliminated entirely, according to the report.

See the report at http://www.govexec.com/management/2017/03/epa-employees-protest-trump-pruitt-outside-agency-headquarters/136181/?oref=river.

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