The Trump Budget Aims to Cripple Environmental Protection

Thanks to the Environmental Protection Network for this summary analysis of the Trump Administration's proposed budget cuts to EPA - and our environmental protections. The Trump Administration claims that it supports clean air and water, but its proposed FY 2018 Budget tells another story. Their deep cuts would slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s Budget 42% …

Public Interest Groups Challenge Trump’s “2-for-1” Regulatory Rollback Directive

Here's an example of how environmental groups are using our federal courts to fight the Trump regulatory rollback agenda.  NRDC and the Communications Workers of America have sued to overturn E.O. 13771 - the "2 for 1" directive. This Executive Order requires that each new regulation must be accompanied by the removal of two regulations  …

Trump’s budget calls for hits on federal employee retirement programs (in addition to staffing cuts)

Yesterday's Washington Post offered some insights into the Trump Administration's plans to reduce earnings for federal workers - both present and past. (Article links below.) Perhaps only the heartlessness the president’s budget demonstrates for the poor, the hungry and the sick exceeds the billionaire’s absence of empathy for the federal employees who serve them... [it] would …

Talking points: {Dis}HONEST Act and the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act

We should tell our Senators to oppose a pair of bills aimed at crippling EPA. Both have already passed the House. If they pass the Senate, their effect will be felt long after the Trump Administration is history. (1) The HONEST Act would prevent EPA from using sound science making decisions about how to best …

The Earth Warms While Trump Ignores Science: A letter from 777 EPA Alums.

 April 27, 2017 To Our Elected Leaders at All Levels of Government - As former employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, we know that science is at the heart of the bipartisan progress our nation has made toward protecting public health and the environment. Americans enjoy cleaner air, water and land today because for …

EPA’s Office of Water Seeking Feedback on Reducing Regulatory Burden

Your opportunity to comment! Consistent with Executive Order 13777, EPA is seeking public input on existing regulations that could be repealed, replaced or modified to make them less burdensome. As a part of this effort, we will be accepting written public comments through May 15, 2017, at docket EPA-HQ-OA-2017-0190. In addition, EPA's Office of Water …

How much do environmental protections cost taxpayers?

Colorado Senator Gardner called the EPA the “Everyone Pays A Lot” administration.1 So how much do we really pay for EPA? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16032017/donald-trump-budget-proposal-climate-change-global-warming-epa EPA’s current budget is $8.14 billion, 0.2 percent of the projected $4-trillion fiscal year 2017 federal budget.2 With the U.S. population at about 324 million, Trump's proposed cuts would bring the EPA's yearly …