For Immediate Release
Trump Budget Endangers People and the Planet
WASHINGTON - The Trump Administration is expected to release its first detailed budget Tuesday. The budget will contain deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, sustainable food systems and renewable energy, according to reports.
Ben Schreiber, Friends of the Earth’s senior political strategist, issued the following statement ahead of the budget’s release:
Trump’s first budget prioritizes polluters by robbing working Americans of vital protections for their health and environment. This is the budget designed by the corporate lobbyists Trump has brought into his administration to short circuit environmental protections to pad the profits of millionaires and billionaires.
Slashing the budgets of agencies designed to protect the environment and public health will consign millions of Americans to unbreathable air and contaminated drinking water. Congress should ignore Trump’s proposed budget and dedicate resources to the institutions like EPA that safeguard people and the planet.
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