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Updated: 11/06/2017 08:30:02AM

Estuary program on chopping block

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Jennifer Hecker


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MURDOCK — Just one year into her position as head of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Jennifer Hecker finds herself on the front lines of the Trump administration’s war on the EPA, in defense of the environment.

Actions taken and proposed by President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt are intended to defund, deregulate and declaw the EPA. CHNEP, which depends on $600,000 in annual federal funding, is slated to become one of the casualties.

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