U.S. Representatives from Washington have pledged to fight hard against cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency that would devastate efforts to clean up Puget Sound. They say a draft plan from the Trump administration would slash federal funding for the Sound by 93 percent, to just $2 million.
Congressman Derek Kilmer says he’s expecting to see substantial cuts to the EPA, including money for Puget Sound. He says the Trump administration has confirmed an intention to cut the agency overall by at least 25 percent.