Trump Budget Delivers More Pollution Not More Power to States

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Aminah Zaghab

Margie Alt

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Environment America

Based on a briefing by the Trump Administration, President Trump’s proposed FY18 budget would cut important environmental and health programs. Below is a statement from Margie Alt, Environment America executive director, on the president’s FY’18 budget proposal.

“Although President Trump and his cabinet have promised numerous times to return power to the states and the people, if implemented, Trump’s FY’18 budget would mean more pollution, not more power for average Americans.

“Americans need and deserve clean air, clean water, and protections for the places we love. Yet President Trump’s budget would mean more days when it’s unsafe to breathe the air; more dead zones in our precious bays and estuaries; more sewage and other pollution in our rivers and streams; more drilling in our special places and more uncertainty for our climate.

“Congress should reject this budget.  Americans need clean air, clean water, and protected open spaces not more smog, more sewage in our water and more oil spills.”