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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 09:17 PM

White House to ask for 72 percent cut in renewable energy programs: report

President Trump’s administration is reportedly seeking a 72 percent cut to the budget of Department of Energy programs related to energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Draft budget documents obtained by The Washington Post show the Trump administration will ask for $575.5 million in spending for the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The office’s current spending level is set at $2.04 billion for the fiscal year.

Last year, Trump sought $636.1 million in spending for the office, which Congress later rejected in support of higher numbers.

The Post reports the draft budget documents also seek staffing cuts to the office, reducing the number of workers from 680 in the 2017 budget to 450 in 2019.

In a statement to the Post, the White House said it would not comment “on any leaked or pre-decisional documents prior to the release of the official budget.”

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/371692-white-house-to-ask-for-72-percent-cut-in-renewable-energy-programs

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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 09:27 PM

1. you all can kiss this place goodbye

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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:11 PM

2. Fuck them.

Just fuck them. They are hell-bent on destroying this country. I don't know if we are too late to stop them.

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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:12 PM

3. It's just a budget request. One that let's him say he kept his promise.

He's making a request he knows will never be granted. Too many senators and representatives have a stake in the jobs renewables provide for their constituents. They ignored him the last time and they'll ignore him again.

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