Trump Once Again Proposes Slashing Billions From EPA’s Budget

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

President Donald Trump’s new budget for 2019 proposes even steeper cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency then the White House sought during 2017’s proposal.

Trump requested a working budget of $5.4 billion for the EPA, which constitutes a nearly $2.8 billion decrease from the 2017 enacted level, according to the White House’s budget proposal. He asked Congress to cut the agency’s budget $2 billion in 2017.

The higher cuts were not surprising. Trump’s Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney recently suggested the president would enact even steeper reductions than he did for the 2018 budget.

“You still are going to see some reductions in our proposals to the EPA,” Mulvaney said in an interview Sunday with “Fox News Sunday.” “There’s still going to be the president’s priorities as we seek to spend the money consistently with our priorities, not with the priorities that were reflected most by the Democrats in Congress.”

The budget, which was published Monday morning, also puts “duplicative” programs on the chopping blocks – the Climate Change Research and Partnership Programs; the Indoor Air and Radon Programs; the Marine Pollution and National Estuary Programs, among others, are targeted in the request.

Trump and Mulvaney believe nixing these programs will save taxpayers approximately $600 million compared to 2017 enacted levels. The budget cuts represent a substantial departure from former President Barack Obama’s final year.

EPA had more than 15,300 employees and a budget of more than $8.1 billion in 2016. About half of EPA staff work at regional offices across the country, even though more than 90 percent of EPA programs are administered by state agencies.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    I would like to take all these Enviromental Acticists and put them all to work building Bird Houses,Cleaning up Highways and Byways and planting trees if their so darn interested in saving the Earth let them learn some responibility

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    Amber

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    More to money to build the wall has to come from somewhere . The $500 million Obama slipped out in his last year without Congressional approval should be refunded or deducted from any UN payments with interest . But first Russia Fudgegate needs to be resolved .
    My oh my what mess .
    1 . Clinton’s/ DNC buy a Trump hit piece of National Enquirer quality
    2. Senior FBI use the same fake document to spy on the Trump team and leak stories to the media in a coordinated conspiracy to frame the duly elected President .
    3. General Flynn was set up , spied on and railroaded by the FBI to “confess ” to no crime effecting the country . The criminals are the top FBI arrogant A holes, most who have now decided to spend more time with their families . (before they are sent to jail )
    What does this have to do with the global warming fraud ?
    Nothing other than showing the blue print for how the biggest scam in history was able to get this far .
    The people pulling the strings to corrupt senior management of the FBI used the same tactics to buy the media , manipulate science and create validation cover . How much money have members of the media been on the take for ? The scientist community was easy
    … grant money from places like the EPA and laundered through academia . We haven’t even scratched the surface .

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