newsWhite House Says Climate Change Programs ‘Waste of Money’


17 Mar

White House Says Climate Change Programs ‘Waste of Money’

Washington, 17/03/2017 (MAP) – The White House, on Thursday, defended a proposal to decrease federal funding for climate change programs, terming them as “a waste of your money.”

“I think the president was fairly straightforward on that: We’re not spending money on that anymore,” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced at a White House briefing on Thursday.

“We consider that to be a waste of your money to go out and do that. We consider that a basic tie to his campaign,” he added

The Trump administration released a budget draft bill that proposes a 31% slash of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including a $100 million cut to its climate change programs.The budget also reduces funding for advanced energy and renewable power research.

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