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States slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study

By Rebecca Beitsch – The Hill – December 5, 2019
A new report warns that spending cutbacks at state environmental protection agencies have led to thousands of job cuts at a time when the federal government is rolling back regulations. The study from the advocacy group Environmental Integrity Project found that states have eliminated 4,400 positions at agencies responsible for protecting the environment over the past decade. The group argues that the cuts have been especially damaging under the Trump administration and deregulation at places like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Read full story here.

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