House appropriators assure Pruitt that EPA budget cuts are not going to fly

The proposed fiscal 2018 budget for EPA slashes its funding by a historic 31.4 percent, zeroing out a number of key programs for regulating hazardous chemicals, protecting lakes and waterways, cleaning up contaminated industrial sites through Superfund while clipping its wings on climate change programs. Source: House appropriators assure Pruitt that EPA budget cuts are […]
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Op-Ed: Impeach Trump? Democrats need to take a deep breath – San Francisco Chronicle

As tempting as it is for the Democrats to push the idea that Trump could be guilty of obstruction of justice and push for impeachment, that could ultimately backfire on them — it raises public expectations, but if it doesn’t happen, it looks like you tried to do something and failed. Source: Impeach Trump? Democrats […]
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Trump Targets Waterways Infrastructure

The U.S. waterways transport 60 percent of the grain meant for export uses inland waterways to reach the Gulf of Mexico. American steel production is entirely dependent on the inland waterways system, and up to 25 percent of the country’s energy cargo, including coal and petroleum, are moved on inland waterways. Source: Trump Targets Waterways […]
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President’s Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released > Vicksburg District > News Releases

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Source: President’s Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released > Vicksburg District > News Releases
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Missing from President Trump’s budget: Funds for California’s earthquake early warning system – LA Times

The USGS budget proposal for the year ending in September 2018 also seeks to eliminate U.S. funding for critical tsunami-monitoring stations in oceans and reduce funds for a next-generation weather forecasting system. Source: Missing from President Trump’s budget: Funds for California’s earthquake early warning system – LA Times
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FBI once warned GOP Rep. Rohrabacher that Russian spies were recruiting him – Orange County Register

Rohrabacher, of Costa Mesa, has been known for years as one of Moscow’s biggest defenders in Washington and as a vocal opponent of U.S. economic sanctions against Russia. He claims to have lost a drunken arm-wrestling match with the current Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in the 1990s and he is one of President Donald Trump’s […]
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AGENCY-BY-AGENCY LOOK AT TRUMP’S BUDGET

The budget cuts EPA by nearly one-third, eliminating more than 3,800 jobs while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs. Adjusted for inflation, the proposed budget would represent the nation’s lowest funding for environmental protection since the mid-1970s. The Superfund pollution cleanup program would be cut by $330 million, to $762 million.   […]
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