The White House is seeking cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the tune of 17% as part of its FY 2018 budget proposal.
The Washington Post reported the proposed cuts after it obtained the relevant portion of the Trump administration’s budget proposal. According to the report, the budget cuts to NOAA would be among the following:
- Cut the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research by $126 million
- Cut its satellite data division by $513 million
- The National Marine Fisheries Service and National Weather Service, two agencies within NOAA, would see budget cuts of 5%
As written, the budget proposal would reduce NOAA’s parent agency, the Commerce Department, by 18%.