Funding is less than previous years which means that is a good thing. In the past, the EPA has gone beyond their Constitutional powers to persecute and destroy private citizens, who only wanted to build on their privately owned land. They have punished some people, while ignoring real problems, even when they are begged by state officials and warned of a potenial disaster from actual hazards, ie, the old mine that let loose tons of contaminates into the rivers. They had been warned about what was coming for many years. Instead, the EPA, during the Obama administration, chose to sue families and individuals hundreds of thousands of dollars, to get them to stop using their own land; even after the Supreme court told them to stop, because they were wrong. They made up their own laws and regulations, when that is not their purview. Congress makes law, and they had no respect for that. Fortunately, we have a new EPA head, who can run the dept. just fine, on a smaller budget.