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"Trump's Proposal To Scrap Chemical Safety Board Draws Criticism"

"President Donald Trump's proposal to do away with the federal agency that investigates chemical accidents drew sharp criticism from environmental, labor and safety advocates, who said that eliminating the watchdog would put American lives at risk."

Source: Reuters, 03/17/2017

"Agriculture Leaders Slam Trump's USDA Budget Cut Proposal"

"Agriculture leaders including lawmakers from President Donald Trump's Republican Party on Thursday criticized his planned 21 percent cut to discretionary spending at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), saying it could take a toll on the rural communities that helped elect him last November."

Source: Reuters, 03/17/2017

Corp Behind PBS and NPR Calls Trump’s Proposed Cuts ‘Devastating'

"President Trump's proposed plan to eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from the federal budget would "initially devastate and ultimately destroy" the role of public media in American life, the organization's president said Thursday."

Source: TIME, 03/17/2017

"President's Budget Proposal Viewed As Overly Harsh For National Parks"

"President Trump's proposed budget for Fiscal 2018 was roundly criticized Thursday by the nation's environmental and conservation community, which said not only that it would "undermine" and be a "disinvestment" in public lands, but could lead to operational reductions across the National Park System. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, however, said it represents a "savings" for taxpayers."

Source: National Parks Traveler, 03/17/2017

"Scientists Bristle at Trump Budget’s Cuts to Research"

"Before he became president, Donald J. Trump called climate change a hoax, questioned the safety of vaccines and mocked renewable energy as a plaything of “tree-huggers.” So perhaps it is no surprise that Mr. Trump’s first budget took direct aim at basic scientific and medical research."

Source: NY Times, 03/17/2017

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