“Donald Trump is about to propose more massive cuts to the EPA. The cuts would gut water protections, support for state environmental programs, and the Superfund clean up program.” – Friends of the Earth
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“President Trump’s proposed budget is a huge threat to proven food and farm programs that support public health, help farmers, and keep farm pollution out of our drinking water. Slashing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) would lead to hunger and suffering for millions of Americans. Cuts to research and conservation programs would deny farmers the science they need to maintain profitability while adapting to the harsh realities of a changing climate, and would leave our water more at risk from farm pollution.” – Union of Concerned Scientists
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The waiver, given at the request of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and effective through Sept. 26, allows the utilities “to operate without meeting all pollution controls in order to maintain the supply of electricity to customers and critical facilities across the state as a result of Hurricane Irma,” EPA said. – Eco Watch