31 Mar '17, 2pm

Week 10: Trump's Climate Denial Hits the Fan

Week 10: Trump's Climate Denial Hits the Fan

Trump’s budget would eliminate all federal funding to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and 18 other agencies that help communities in the region, according to a report this week in Ohio Valley ReSource . The groups use the money for physical infrastructure projects, job training, health care, and improvements to local small businesses. The Appalachian Regional Commission has been working in coal mining communities since the Johnson administration—yet more evidence that Trump intends to reverse decades of social progress. Throughout its history, the ARC has leveraged $3.8 billion in federal dollars to acquire $16 billion in private investment—just the sort of public–private cooperation that the federal government should be expanding rather than ending.

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/week-10-trumps-climate-denia...

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