By Keith Gaby
The Environmental Protection Agency has restored healthier air and cleaner water for millions of Americans. But the Trump administration is reportedly proposing a cut of 25% to the agency’s budget, which would severely damage its ability to keep protecting American families.
The White House claims the cuts are to save money, but EPA’s entire budget is only 0.2% of total federal spending. As the Republican chairman of the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, Rep. Mike Simpson (Idaho) said, there’s “not that much in the EPA [budget] for crying out loud.”
But most importantly, as former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy put …read more
Source:: Huffington Post Green