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EPA 'Proud' to Be on Track to Reduce Personnel by 50 Percent

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By    |   Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:58 PM

The EPA has reduced staffing to Reagan-era levels in the first year of President Donald Trump's tenure and is "proud" to be on pace for a near 50 percent reduction by the end of his term, the agency told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday.

Promise kept.

"We're proud to report that we're reducing the size of government, protecting taxpayer dollars and staying true to our core mission of protecting the environment," EPA chief Scott Pruitt told the Examiner.

The EPA currently sits at just more than 14,100 employees, less than the 14,400 the agency employed in 1988 when Ronald Reagan was president, it told the Examiner.

Forty-seven percent of the EPA's workforce will be eligible for retirement in the next 5 years, the EPA told the Examiner.

"We're happy to be at Reagan-level employment numbers and the future retirements shows a preview of how low we could get during this administration," another EPA official told the Examiner.

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The EPA has reduced staffing to Reagan-era levels in the first year of President Donald Trump's tenure and is "proud" to be on pace for a near 50 percent reduction by the end of his term, the agency told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday.
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