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Pruitt discusses EPA cuts at US Conference of Mayors

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WASHINGTON (KWTV) - President Donald Trump is expected to cut a quarter of the Environmental Protection Agency's budget.

EPA chief Scott Pruitt met with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, chaired by Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett, to talk about the future of some EPA programs.

Pruitt says water infrastructure and the Superfund program remains essential. According to KWTV, the latest report by the American Society of Civil Engineers graded Oklahoma's water infrastructure a D-plus and said $6.5 billion is needed over the next 20 years to fix that issue.

The cuts to the EPA still have to be approved by congress before they can be enacted.

Information provided by KWTV.

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