The Office of Science, which oversees 10 national laboratories that work in part on climate and energy problems, faces a proposed cut of $900 million. That would lop off 16 percent of the office’s current budget.
The budget also proposes eliminating funding for Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, a program that funds work on next-generation energy projects that aren’t ready for market yet. The program is modeled after the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which you can thank in part for helping create GPS and the internet.
The final budget will be tweaked by Congress so these cuts may not come to pass. Congress doesn’t control federal agency’s websites, however, so more changes are likely in the coming weeks and months as the Trump administration charts its course on climate action — or inaction.
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