The damaging cuts included in President’s Trump proposed budget make clear that the administration is willing to put Americans at risk by shortchanging investments in disaster preparedness. Read more >
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April 12, 2017 11:01 AM EDT
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently outlined a new framework for encouraging states to invest in disaster resilience and thus limit the growing costs of disasters.
Today is the comment deadline for the ‘Public Assistance deductible,’ a concept that can help protect communities and ensure federal taxpayer dollars are spent wisely. The Union of Concerned Scientists is filing comments supportive of this idea, with some important recommendations for improvements. Read more >
April 7, 2017 2:55 PM EDT
Unfortunately, the administration is seeking to undercut the role of sound science. Read more >
March 28, 2017 11:28 AM EDT
We’ve known for some time that something like this was in the works. Yet that doesn’t take away from the shock of the destructive details. Read more >
March 15, 2017 10:49 AM EDT
News reports indicate that the Trump administration’s ‘skinny budget,’ to be announced tomorrow, will include draconian cuts to the EPA’s staff and budget. It’s pretty clear that despite President Trump’s claims that he will work “to promote clean air and clean water,” his administration is hostile to the very agency that helps safeguard these vital resources and protect our health.