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Maine environmental advocates warn of ‘crippling’ cuts in Trump budget

May 24, 2017

All of these cuts had been proposed in earlier versions of the president’s budget, but the final document released Wednesday also includes a 10 percent cut to the National Science Foundation, the primary source of basic research funding outside the biomedical field. Numerous Maine institutions – from the University of Maine System and University of New England to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay receive NSF funding.

“Since World War II, the US has led the world in its investment in scientific research,” GMRI chief scientific officer Andrew Pershing said in a written statement. “The NSF and other science investments create jobs, save lives, and make our country stronger in the long-term.”

Senior GMRI Scientists Involved in the Project: