Trump says EPA could be on the chopping block if he is elected to White House


Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has indicated he might get rid of the U.S. EPA as part of a move to cut government spending if he is elected to the nation's highest office.

In an interview with Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace that aired Oct. 18, Trump called environmental protection a "disgrace," adding that the EPA comes out with new regulations every week. The GOP candidate voiced that opinion in response to Wallace's question asking if he would cut government services or departments to save money if he becomes president.

When pressed further by Wallace on who would protect the environment, Trump responded, "We'll be fine with the environment. We can leave a little bit, but you can't destroy businesses."

Trump said the Department of Education is another government agency that could get the axe if he is elected to the White House.

The League of Conservation Voters, a pro-environment advocacy organization, said in a response that Trump's possible cutting of the EPA is equivalent to launching "an attack on public health." (by Lauren Beliero, SNL News)