Trump’s Budget Means Big Trouble for NJ Environment, Experts Warn

Fewer dollars to clean up hazardous-waste sites. No money to test water quality at coastal beaches. Zero funding to restore threatened watersheds, such as the Delaware River Basin.

These are some of the consequences that could be in store for New Jersey’s environment if the broad outlines of President Donald Trump’s federal budget are adopted, according to conservationists.

In making public his proposed spending plan for fiscal year 2018, the new administration recommended the deepest cuts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where funding would be slashed by 31 percent to $5.7 billion, eliminating an estimated 3,200 jobs.

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