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Environmental Law News

Posted on: Feb 9, 2016

By Jamie B. Dameron, Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn LLP

The EPA recently announced an $8.2 billon proposed budget for fiscal year 2017, which runs from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.  The agency's proposed budget justification reflects the EPA's five goals: addressing climate change/air quality, protecting waters, cleaning up communities/sustainable development, chemical safety and overall compliance enforcement.  The EPA allocated about 45 percent of its spending plan to water protection initiatives. The details can be found here

This post was written by Jamie B. Dameron, Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Environmental Law Section, please email Rachel Beachy at


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