Today, President Trump released his first proposed budget to Congress. Below is a statement from Andrew LaVogue, of Environment Maine on the president’s budget proposal.
“President Trump’s budget is dirty and dangerous and fails to protect our health or our planet this budget virtually eliminates funding for proven programs to clean up the nations great waterways from Penobscot bay to the Androscoggin River. This budget also fails to address the Flint water crisis or dozens of other lead in drinking water disasters. Slashing EPA’s overall budget by more than a third means the agency cannot adequately enforce our clean air and clean water safeguards. It is basically a “get out of jail free card” for polluters. In addition Trump’s proposed budget underfunds environmental issues that matter to millions of Americans—like climate action, clean energy, and our national parks.”
“Congress should reject this budget. America’s clean air, water and our health come in dead last in this so-called “America First” budget. This is not the future our families or the planet deserve.”
Environment Maine is a statewide, citizen-based advocacy organization working for a cleaner, greener, healthier future. Environmentmaine.org