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The Trump administration proposed slashing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) funding by nearly 25 percent in a budget plan it sent to the agency Monday, agency sources told various outlets.

The proposal cuts the EPA's $8.1 billion budget by nearly $2 billion and would also potentially eliminate one-fifth of the agency's 15,000-person workforce, reducing the EPA to its funding and staffing levels of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The White House is seeking an additional $54 billion in military spending by cutting funding across agencies, with the EPA reportedly one of the top targets for cuts. The administration will send its first submission to Congress by March 16 and could face backlash from lawmakers over the radical changes proposed at EPA.

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