Maine Senators Oppose NOAA Cuts
March 22, 2017
U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) have sent a bipartisan letter to the Trump administration urging reconsideration of proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that would disproportionately affect coastal states like Maine, according to an article on MDIslander.
Their letter was cosigned by four bipartisan senators, including U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine).
The proposed cuts that reportedly will be included in the first budget from the Trump administration would sharply reduce research funding and satellite programs at NOAA and eliminate funding for a variety of smaller programs, including external research, coastal management, estuary reserves and coastal resilience.