Probably Would Not Get Him the Adoration He Craves
Budget proposals are just that, proposals. They never get enacted as proposed. But they do give an insight into the priorities of an administration. And in this case they illustrate that this administration has no priority for environmental protection. A draft budget proposal has been leaked (probably deliberately as a trial balloon) to the WaPo.
The plan to slash EPA’s staff from its current level of 15,000 to 12,000, which could be accomplished in part through a buyout offer as well as layoffs, is one of several changes for which the new administration has asked agency staff for comment by close of business Wednesday. Multiple individuals briefed on the plan confirmed the request by OMB, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Well there goes 3,000 jobs by the (in)famous job creator, about three times the number the Pres sorta, maybe saved in Indianapolis to great acclaim (most his). But notice what will happen to clean up activities, and maybe Alaskans will re-think their adoration of Republicans when they and not the feds have to support native Alaskan villages.
And there is this.
Craig Kenworthy, who serves as executive director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and co-president of NACAA, said in an interview that air officials across the
would not be able to meet
their statutory responsibilities if their funding were cut that deeply. He
noted that the Benton Clean Air Agency in central United
States has five staff members responsible
for duties including monitoring air quality, issuing permits and
letting local farmers when they can burn fields. Washington
Remember when Republicans fumed against unfunded mandates, requirements imposed on state and local governments without the necessary funding to perform the actions. Well guess what, unfunded mandates are back and Donnie’s got them.