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Environmental Council of the States' Brown says budget cuts could overwhelm states

President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget request included a $300 million cut to the U.S. EPA, a decrease that provoked an uproar from state environmental agencies. During today's OnPoint, Steven Brown, executive director of the Environmental Council of the States, explains the need for lawmakers to restore the agency's funding. He describes why the funding shortfall would place too much of a burden on state regulators, and also discusses how cuts to other environmental programs could offset a funding boost for the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund.