Magazine article American Forests

Trump Administration’s FY2018 Budget: Clear-Cutting Our Forest Programs

Magazine article American Forests

Trump Administration’s FY2018 Budget: Clear-Cutting Our Forest Programs

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ON MARCH 16, 2017, the Trump Administration released its FY2018 budget. Looking to offset a $54 billion increase in defense spending, draconian cuts were proposed across agencies which would put our forests at risk. With a 21 percent cut to Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Forest Service, a 12 percent cut to the Department of Interior and a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency, our nation's forests, national parks and national wildlife refuges are in jeopardy, along with our clean water and clean air.

The 21 percent proposed cut to the Department of Agriculture harms rural America and our forests, both wildland and urban. If the 21 percent is evenly distributed across the agency, it would mean an approximate $1.5 billion cut to the U. …

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