Air quality program cuts

Air quality grants to states 30%1 Through a competitive process, EPA provides funding to state and local governments for activities such as air quality monitoring, transportation (mobile source management), climate change, indoor air and pollution control.2 Sources of air pollutants and environmental conditions vary from state to state, and these grants are designed to give …

Right to know: Program cuts and vanishing information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires that all federal agencies make information available to the public on request, unless the information falls within a set of narrowly drawn exemptions.1 Processing FOIA requests is time-consuming and costly in terms of staff time. EPA decided years ago that it was more cost-effective to make data and …

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 …

What EPA Budget Cuts & Regulatory Rollbacks 
Mean for Public Health & Environmental Protection

Over the next few days, we will be posting a series of write-ups about the EPA (and NOAA) programs that the Trump Administration is proposing to reduce and/or eliminate. We'll start with an overview of the Trump budget proposal, with a look at how much taxpayers pay for EPA and its environmental programs. Then we'll walk through programs …