Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How can Congress cut the EPA and Energy Dept. budgets?

An analysis by Bloomberg shows that spending related to the environment in fiscal 2016 was almost equally divided between congressional districts represented by either party.  The money was significant reaching $5.9 billion; South Carolina topped the list at $804 million. Will Congressmen vote for these cuts in their districts?

Then, you have the impact on jobs. In 2016, 4,462 vendors got government contracts related to the environment, climate, sustainability or similar fields. Twenty-five publicly traded companies earned more than $10 million each from those contracts. United Technologies Corp., based in Connecticut, earned $172 million. Again, who would vote for a budget which counts these companies out?

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