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Report: “Puget Sound EPA funding gutted under Trump budget” –
Budget to be submitted to Congress this week

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– “Puget Sound EPA funding gutted under Trump budget, reports say”
Puget Sound would reportedly lose 93 percent of its funding from the Environmental Protection Agency under President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget.

The Oregonian reports the National Association of Clean Air Agencies obtained a copy of the plan for major environmental cuts under Trump and new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Funding for restoration of Puget Sound would go from $28 million in the fiscal year 2016 to $2 million in 2018 [a 93% drop]. See the full list,” KING 5 TV News, Seattle.
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– “Climate, Other Programs Get Deep Cuts in EPA Budget Proposal”
“The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs.”

“Under the tentative plan from the Office of Management and Budget, the agency’s funding would be reduced by roughly 25 percent and about 3,000 jobs would be cut, about 19 percent of the agency’s staff.

President Donald Trump has said he plans to pay for billions of dollars more for the military by cutting spending on domestic agencies and departments. [Ed. Note: Exactly as President Reagan did in the early 1980’s, which put this nation’s economy in a tailspin during Bush 41’s single term.] Trump plans to submit his budget to Congress the week of March 13,” By John Flesher, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press.
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Posted by Steve on March 12, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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