The Trump White House plans to no longer spend taxpayer money on the Trump environmental protection agency, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
The move comes after President Donald Trump’s administration asked Congress to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by $6.7 billion in 2018 and 2019.
The Environmental Protection Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with regulating the use of pollutants by the nation’s 1.3 billion people.
The Trump administration has argued that it should be allowed to use money from a supplemental appropriation for the EPA to help offset the cost of administering a health-care law.
In a statement, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said the move would not “result in the termination of any existing EPA programs or activities.”