From Right Wing News:
Hear that? That’s a cold wind of fear blowing through the nests of Democrats in the EPA. They are terrified because President Trump has just ordered an overall reduction of the Environmental Protection Agency by a whopping 25%. That just makes me all smiles this morning. It’s a good start… I hope eventually the whole agency is shuttered and all those people wind up repurposed in the work force.
The Office of Management and Budget has submitted a plan that calls “for eliminating dozens of programs, including at least 16 that have to do with global warming and implementing former President Barack Obama’s climate agenda.” Here are some of those programs:
- Alaska Native Villages
- Beach and Fish programs
- Brownfield projects
- Clean Power Plan implementation
- Climate Voluntary partnership programs – there are 14 separate ones
- Diesel Emissions Reduction Act
- Endocrine grants
- Energy star grants
- Environmental education
- Environmental justice
- Geographical programs for lake [Champlain], L.I. Sound, S.F. Bay and South Florida
- Global Change Research
- Mexico Border grants
- Multi-purpose grants
- Office of Public Engagement
- Star Research grants
- Small minority businesses
- State indoor radon
- Targeted air shed grants
- U.S. Mexico Border
- Water Sense
From The Daily Caller:
The White House is pushing for significant cuts to EPA programs and staff levels, giving a glimpse of how the Trump administration plans on devolving more control to the states.
The budget plan sent from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to EPA leadership calls for eliminating dozens of programs, including at least 16 that have to do with global warming and implementing former President Barack Obama’s climate agenda.
OMB also requested a 30 percent cut in grants to states and a 20 percent reduction in EPA’s workforce through buy-outs and layoffs. In total, President Donald Trump is calling for a roughly 25 percent cut to EPA’s budget — about $2 billion.
The cuts are laid out in a letter sent by William Becker, the executive director of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA), to his group’s member state and local regulators. Becker said NACAA received the “pass back” budget information sent from OMG to EPA Monday, according to InsideEPA.
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