13 Jul '17, 12am

$700 million cut to NOAA budget proposed by House risks key coastal community programs.

WASHINGTON– The following statement was issued by Addie Haughey ( @addietime ), Associate Director of Government Relations for Ocean Conservancy, on the House of Representatives’ proposed budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): “In the proposed budget for NOAA released today, the House of Representatives clearly took a more thoughtful approach than the Trump White House to funding this important agency by supporting key coastal and ocean programs like Sea Grant, Ocean Exploration, and National Estuarine Research Reserves. Unfortunately, the House retains some of the more egregious cuts from the Trump budget. “The House recommends a $700 million cut to NOAA, undercutting vitally important work of our nation’s premier ocean agency. It has proposed a 50% slash to the Coastal Management Grants that empower coastal states to protect the invaluable...

Full article: https://oceanconservancy.org/news/ocean-conservancy-state...

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