Trump Keeps Stacking EPA With Fossil Fuel Stooges

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Trump’s war on the environment is going well. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join

"Trump’s budget slashes the EPA’s main science programs by 47 percent, according to the former staffers’ analysis. “This area would be the most severely cut, contrary to verbiage in the Budget document acknowledging the important role of science in carrying out EPA’s regulatory, permitting and enforcement responsibilities,” says the report. “The damage is not only to EPA but to scientists across the country.” The budget includes an additional 7.9 percent cut to the Science Advisory Board, which provides expert guidance on the science that underlies EPA rulemaking.

The report from the former EPA staffers also provides some figures that call into question one of Pruitt’s oft-stated talking points that the Trump administration’s changes will allow the agency to refocus on its core responsibilities—clean air and water—and return environmental responsibilities to the states. Pruitt likes to call thisa “back-to-basics agenda.””*

Read more here: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/06/trump-wants-to-cut-epas-scientific-research-in-half/

Hosts: John Iadarola, Jayar Jackson

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