WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2017) Following the release of President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget today, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Kim Glas:
“The President’s budget is a travesty. At a time when this nation should be creating good jobs and building a cleaner economy, this budget instead slashes funding for programs that spur job growth and ensure environmental and worker safety protections.
“In addition, despite repeatedly promising to help workers impacted by the decline of the coal industry, President Trump’s budget dramatically reduces funding for or eliminates key programs that are helping communities rebuild after the loss of coal mines and coal-fired power plants.
“We can and should do better. We urge Congress to reject this budget and to invest in agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Labor, which are working hard to protect Americans on the job and in our communities, and to ensure that coal-impacted regions receive the assistance they need to create good jobs and economic growth.”
The BlueGreen Alliance unites America’s largest labor unions and its most influential environmental organizations to solve today’s environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain quality jobs and build a stronger, fairer economy. Visit www.bluegreenalliance.org and follow us on Twitter @bgalliance.