14 mar. 2017

U.S. Proposal to Gut the EPA, and the Agency's New Climate-Denier Chief

Documents obtained by The National Association of Clean Air Agencies from an anonymous source have revealed President Donald Trump's plans to make massive budget and personnel cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency. This news comes amidst the controversy stirred up by a statement made by incoming EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, having declared that human activity is not a contributor to climate change.

The proposed cuts themselves would entail slashing the agency's already tight $8.1-billion budget by 25 percent, and cut its 15,376-member workforce by 20 percent. The EPA's budget and manpower has already been pared back to late-1980s levels, prompting concern over whether or not the agency would be able to effectively function.

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