02 Jun '17, 2pm

A Budget That Scorches the Planet

A Budget That Scorches the Planet

President Trump’s new slash-and-burn budget puts polluters first and the rest of us—and our children—last. Richard Keller/iStock President Trump opened a new front in his assault on our environment and health on Tuesday, releasing detailed budget proposals that amount to a scorched-earth campaign—literally and figuratively. The budget calls for draconian cuts in programs that help clean up and protect our air, water, and lands from toxic pollution; support for energy efficient appliances that save families billions of dollars in energy costs each year; and the scientific research we depend on to grasp and confront emerging threats. Generally, a president’s budget recommendations provide the starting point for debate in Congress, which has ultimate control over federal spending. This version falls short of that standard. Congress should ignore the president’s reckless recom...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rhea-suh/budget-scorches-planet

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