FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(WASHINGTON, DC – February 10, 2020) Today, Environmental Defense Fund issued the following statement after the Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal:
“The Trump Administration is once again prioritizing polluters at the expense of the health and safety of Americans. This budget cuts funds for critical programs that protect families from pollution while gutting funding for renewable energy and ignoring the climate crisis. It further surrenders America’s global climate leadership and, if enacted, would exacerbate environmental injustice.
“We will fight against this dangerous proposal — and we expect that even many of the President’s strongest supporters in Congress will reject these shameful cuts to environmental enforcement, public health protections and the foundations of a 100% clean future.
“If the Trump Administration has its way, we will see more asthma attacks, more heart disease, and more cancer.
“Americans deserve to have clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. We urge members of the House and Senate to reject this harmful budget and work together to ensure that the federal agencies that protect our health and environment have the resources needed to carry out their missions.”
· Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs
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