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Trump Administration Imposes Freeze On EPA Grants and Contracts


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Trump Administration Imposes Freeze On EPA Grants and Contracts

Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica, Andrew Revkin, ProPublica

The Trump administration has imposed a freeze on grants and contracts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a move that could affect a significant part of the agency’s budget allocations and even threaten to disrupt core operations ranging from toxic cleanups to water quality testing, according to records and interviews.

In one email exchange obtained by ProPublica on Monday, an EPA contracting officer concluded a note to a storm water management employee this way:


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Hey trump, how about placing a freeze on DARPA contracts and grants if you want to stop wasteful and useless gov't spending? All DARPA does is scam the gov't so they can play with toys.


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And does any of this surprise anybody? It's only the first in a thousand cuts that will help kill all environmental protection. And Trump also wants to cut regulations by 75%. Or more. Golly gee what fun awaits...