On ‘Radio Times’: Are key environmental agencies in trouble under Trump?

 President Donald Trump gives a 'thumbs-up' as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, before boarding Marine One for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Donald Trump gives a 'thumbs-up' as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, before boarding Marine One for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Trump has called for large budget cuts to agencies that protect the environment and study the climate including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA).

In the first segment of “Radio Times” Wednesday morning, host Marty Moss-Coane talked with Scott Waldman, a reporter for E&E, a news organization focusing on energy and the environment, about the proposed cuts and the potential fallout for climate science and research.

“NOAA is a tremendous resource for scientists around the entire world,” Waldman said. He explains: NOAA collects data for everyday life, e.g., cloud cover, weather predictions, hurricane tracking, not just information about climate change issues.

But Waldman went on to say that these agencies will be “staunchly defended and it’s not even just by Democrats in Congress.  There are members of the military that are out there talking about the need for these satellites.”

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