Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Trump proposes 93% cut to Chesapeake Bay clean up program
In another reversal from his campaign rhetoric, The Donald has proposed a 93% budget cut to the Chesapeake Bay Program, a six-state effort with Washington, DC to clean up the largest estuary in the country. That would mean a budget of $73M to $5M. It supports a lucrative fishing industry as well as a favorite tourist destination.
As early as last Tuesday, Trump vowed “to promote clean air and clear water” but he also promised to create jobs. Not only is he putting clean air and clean water in jeopardy, he is proposing cutting 3000 jobs at the EPA. He has no plans to keep his promises.
Remember that Scott Pruitt is from Oklahoma, and has no knowledge of how to keep such a large body of water free from pollution. This could set clean-up efforts back years.