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“Trump Budget: DOJ Says Environmental Workload ‘No Longer Sustainable'”

“The Department of Justice has requested more money to protect the Trump administration's environmental rule changes during the last year of the president's term.

DOJ's request for its Environment and Natural Resources Division comes as the administration proposes deep reductions to energy and environmental programs in other agencies (Greenwire, Feb. 10).

ENRD said the additional $4.8 million would fund land acquisitions for a border wall between the United States and Mexico, support environmental enforcement efforts and bolster the department's defense of regulations supporting energy development.

“Virtually every significant agency action implementing this agenda has been or will be challenged,” the budget summary says.”

Pamela King reports for Greenwire February 11, 2020.