The White House sent a $4.4 trillion budget blueprint to Congress on Monday, but the odds of it passing in its current form are slim to none.
That’s good, because 14 climate change partnerships and research programs are on the chopping block. “An American Budget” would trim the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by 34 percent, or $2.8 billion, and slash the Office of Science and Technology’s spending in half.
One of the programs in jeopardy is the Hazardous Substance Superfund Account, which cleans up some of the most polluted sites in the U.S. The new budget proposes cutting the program’s funding by more than 30 percent. The EPA’s Superfund spending is about half of what it was 30 years ago, and 1,343 high priority sites are awaiting