"Interior: Trump Budget Calls For 12% Cut"

"The Interior Department would see a 12 percent cut to its overall budget in fiscal 2018 under President Trump's proposal unveiled today.

The White House requests $11.6 billion for the department that oversees the country's vast natural resources, including its popular national parks — a $1.5 billion decrease from fiscal 2017.

The administration's 'skinny budget' for Interior seeks more money for energy development and less for 'lower priority activities, such as acquiring new lands,' the blueprint said."

Kellie Lunney reports for Greenwire March 16, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 03/17/2017