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NRDC’s Gina McCarthy: Trump’s Cuts to EPA, DOE “Unconscionable”

Jake Thompson, 202-289-2387, 301-602-3627 (cell)

Elizabeth Heyd, 202-289-2424


WASHINGTON – President Trump is releasing his proposed fiscal year 2021 federal budget today, reportedly seeking deep cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy and other agencies addressing environment and health.


Following is a statement from Gina McCarthy, president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council:


“Congress should toss this Trump budget into the dustbin of history like they've done with the other ones. This president is putting our families and communities at risk by taking direct aim at the environment, public health and energy innovation. It is unconscionable to take such drastic cuts to EPA, the Energy Department and other agencies that keep us safe, protect our kids and grow our clean energy economy. At a time when we're only seeing greater risks from climate change, these agencies deserve to be fully funded by Congress.”


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.​

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