Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Representing the 9th District of Ohio

Kaptur statement on reports that Trump Administration would close Region 5 EPA office in Chicago

April 21, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), a member of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after media reported on the potential closure of the regional Environmental Protection Agency office in Chicago:

“The media reports of the planned closing of EPA’s Region 5 office in Chicago are terribly alarming, if not predictable from this Administration. It is not even clear this move would save money. The President has already proposed cutting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative which is a lifeline for our Great Lakes and this action would remove the deep expertise and region-specific knowledge to deal with Ohio’s unique environmental and health issues.”