“The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value.”
— President Teddy Roosevelt
Land and water conservation are taking a direct hit in President Trumps proposed budget.
In his message to Congress, President Trump called the cuts “sensible and rational.” But after reviewing the budget, we at Trout Unlimited strongly disagree with some of his EPA and natural resource agency cuts.
“The unwarranted cuts in the Budget proposal would take the EPA and other programs back to the last century,” said Steve Moyer, vice president of government affairs for Trout Unlimited. “For members of Trout Unlimited and people like me who have directly benefitted from the water quality and natural resources improvements of the past decades, this is completely unacceptable. We will work hard to convince the Trump Administration and Congress to remember the words of Teddy Roosevelt, reconsider many of these items, and do much better before the FY 2018 budget is finally decided in the Fall.”
Certainly, these numbers are not final and proposed cuts will have to go through Congress before taking effect.