Which wildlife sanctuary will get the biggest funding boost?
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt says the agency’s environmental protection program is about to receive $3.5 billion in federal funds, a boost of $1 billion over the $1.3 billion it had received in fiscal year 2018.
Pruitt said that the money will help states protect against the spread of climate change and the effects of the ozone hole.
Pruitt’s announcement comes as President Donald Trump is poised to sign an executive order to cut the EPA’s budget.
He’s also expected to announce the first-ever budget for a federal agency.