Talkin’ ‘Bout The Weather

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Hell’s This Way

Holy crap:

“The Trump administration wants to “zero out” many climate-related programs and grants that help state and local governments enforce environmental laws, according to a memo sent this week to state governments by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies.

“It’s part of a proposal to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.2 billion budget by 25 percent. The proposal recommends that the EPA cut its staff by 20 percent and slash grants to states by 30 percent.

“The proposal was sent from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to the EPA this week, and it requires the agency to immediately appeal any of its recommendations, according to the memo.

“State grants and EPA programs proposed to be fully shuttered include those addressing climate change, energy efficiency, diesel emissions, environmental justice and a variety of other issues, said Bill Becker, the association’s executive director, who said he obtained the proposal from the EPA.”

We are totally eff’ed in the dark. The hot, wet, dark.

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5 Responses to Talkin’ ‘Bout The Weather

  1. Sirius Lunacy says:

    Finally! A Chinese product that we can make just as cheaply over here. No wonder Trump’s all in.

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  2. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    I hope Mar-a-Lago gets hit by a superstorm while that asshole and his whole family are staying there.

    This is the worst possible time for a retrograde tyrant to take the reins of power in the biggest CO2 emitter on the planet.

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  3. As somebody whose job is EPA-grant-funded, this is, um… mildly disconcerting to say the least. Folks all over the University are talking about it. Anybody need a software developer?

    Also, too: this image will never be more appropriate:

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  4. MDavis says:

    I will never understand, even though I get the whole ‘the military is really just a big slush fund’ thing, why the government types flatly refuse to just cut a couple of the jets that the military doesn’t even want and use those funds to pay for necessities like the EPA. It is a question of priorities, but when your priorities are ‘Eff my kids, I got mine’ while you tout family values I have to give a bow to the Independence Day (the movie) writers for casting us as parasitic vermin who lay waste to the planet, but in the real world we cannot just hop on our cockroach space ship and move on to the next planetary system. We were the bad guys, right? All that blowing up the space ships stuff was just wishful thinking,pretending that we might actually rein in the locusts?

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