The former head of the Trump EPA transition team, Myron Ebell, wants to cut the agency by two-thirds. He wants the EPA cut to 5,000 employees (doesn’t that seem to be more than enough?) and the slash their $8.1 billion budget in half. This would mean a reduction of 10,000 EPA employees. Ebell stressed that this was his idea and Trump may or may not agree with it. From the Washington Post,
“My own personal view is that the EPA would be better served if it were a much leaner organization that had substantial cuts,” he said in an interview. Ebell is director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a small-government think tank where he pushes the notion of “global warming alarmism” and against the science that says it’s a crisis. He acknowledges cutting 10,000 staffers might not be realistic, yet he sees that as an “aspirational goal. … You’re not going to get Congress to make significant cuts unless you ask for significant cuts.”
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see EPA slashed and their often stupid rules and regulations abolished? That seems to be in line with what Trump wants, agencies and regulations cut.