Trump’s Budget Delivers More Pollution, Not More Power, to States Including Missouri; $245,341,000 Eliminated for Grants to State/Local Agencies
“President Trump’s budget would mean more days when it’s unsafe to breathe the air; more dead zones and pollution in the Mississippi River with fewer protections for crop production; more deadly heat waves; and more uncertainty for our climate,” Madeline Page, Environment Missouri Outreach Director
SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI – Based on a briefing by the Trump Administration, President Trump’s proposed FY’18 budget would cut important environmental and health programs. Below is a statement from Madeline Page, Environment Missouri Outreach Director, on the president’s FY’18 budget proposal.
“Although President Trump and his cabinet have promised numerous times to return power to the states and the people, if implemented, Trump’s FY’18 budget would mean more pollution, not more power for folks here in Missouri and states across the nation.
Missourians need and deserve clean air, clean water, and protections for the places we love. Yet President Trump’s budget would mean more days when it’s unsafe to breathe the air; more dead zones and pollution in the Mississippi River with fewer protections for crop production; more deadly heat waves; and more uncertainty for our climate.
Missouri is particularly hard hit when it comes to waterways. The proposed FY’18 budget cuts funding for geographic programs like the Gulf of Mexico Restoration by $426,924,000.
Overall this budget cuts $245,341,000 from programs designed to help states and cities protect our air and water and our families health.
Congress, led by the Missouri delegation, should reject this budget. Missourians and all Americans need clean air, clean water, and protected open spaces – not more smog, more sewage in our water and more spills in our wetlands.”
Environment Missouri is a statewide, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organization working for clean air, clean water and open space.