14 industry heavyweights beg U.S. Congress not to slash research


President Donald J. Trump’s proposed budget slashes funding to vital solar research entities and laboratories. In a letter to several Congressional committees, leaders across the U.S. economy are practically begging Congress not to implement them (see the letter below for names and companies).

Since the budget is currently only proposed and has not been passed by either house of Congress – and hasn’t even made it out of committee – the letter comes at a critical time in the process, when the cuts can still be stopped.

And the heavyweights who signed the letter aren’t just your run-of-the-mill environmental activists – companies as varied as defense contractor Lockheed Martin, Shell Oil and chemical giant DuPont, along with three U.S. utilities are doing the asking. The letter was sent to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate and House Budget committees, as well as the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee and the House Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, and began with a strong statement about how important the research is…

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