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President Trump's Budget Proposes Historic Cuts

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President Donald Trump is proposing sweeping cuts to federal environmental programs, including climate change research and grants meant to spur the development of advanced energy technologies.

Trump’s outline, laid out in a budget blueprint to Congress being released Thursday, is sure to face bipartisan push back from the lawmakers who write the government’s spending plan and treasure some of the programs the president is targeting for elimination, including initiatives that help build drinking water systems in rural Alaska Native villages and protect the Great Lakes.