Trump to Again Propose Eliminating Chemical Safety Board, Official Says

"President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposal will again call for ending the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, an independent agency that investigates major industrial accidents, according to a senior government official familiar with the plan.

The agency, with an annual budget of $11 million, was informed by the White House Office of Management and Budget in November that the budget would propose its elimination, the person said.

Similar to Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget request, which also proposed elimination, the agency would receive enough funding to shut its operation down, said the person, who wasn’t authorized to speak about the cuts and asked not to be identified."

Ari Natter reports for Bloomberg February 1, 2018.


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Source: Bloomberg, 02/02/2018