Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement highlighting the detrimental impact to the State of Nevada from President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“President Trump’s proposed budget will gut the Environmental Protection Agency. This threatens Nevada’s significant progress toward ensuring our residents and visitors can enjoy clean air, water, and public lands. President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are putting the health of our families at risk in order to score political points and benefit the oil, gas, and chemical industries. Over the past five years, the EPA has awarded Nevada approximately $83 million in grants. These funds have protected the health of Nevadans by cleaning our polluted air and revitalizing contaminated public lands for redevelopment across the state. In addition, over the past five years, the EPA has disbursed $7.8 million in grants to the Silver State to prevent pollutants from contaminating our drinking water. These proposed budget cuts are yet another example of how President Trump’s budget puts special interests above hardworking Nevadans.”
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) recently released a report on the impact to the State of Nevada of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the EPA.