Trump’s Budget Delivers More Pollution, Not More Power, to States Including Michigan; $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 Lake Michigan with fewer protections for the Huron River; more flooding of our homes; and more uncertainty for our climate,” Madeline Page, Environment Michigan Outreach Director.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – 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 Michigan 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 Michigan and states across the nation.
Michiganders 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 Lake Michigan with fewer protections for the Huron River; more flooding of our homes; and more uncertainty for our climate.
Michigan is particularly hard hit when it comes to waterways. The proposed FY’18 budget cuts funding for geographic programs like the Great Lakes 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 Michigan delegation, should reject this budget. Michiganders 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 Michigan is a statewide, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organization working for clean air, clean water and open space.