Trump Freezes EPA Grants and Communications

first_img Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for January 25, 2016Next article2016 Biodiesel Market Skunks Previous Records Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 24, 2017 Trump Freezes EPA Grants and Communications SHARE The Donald Trump administration has ordered a freeze on grants and contracts from the Environmental Protection Agency and has ordered EPA staff to halt external communications. A memo to EPA staff instructs the employees not to publish press releases, blog messages, or social media postings. The memo also says media requests will be carefully screened and no new content can be placed on any EPA website. Political analysts say the move is not uncommon, but further overreaching than a typical freeze by a new administration.The EPA awards roughly $4 billion in grant funding each year. President Trump and his transition team have promised a reduction of regulatory grasp by the EPA, specifically targeting Clean Air Act regulations and the Waters of the U.S. rule.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Trump Freezes EPA Grants and Communications Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img

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