The Trump Administration said Thursday it would shutter the Army Corp of Engineers in Arlington, Va., and the Department of Veterans Affairs in New York City, after a year of protests and protests against President Donald Trump’s executive orders aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
The decision to shut down Corrigan Stations building, which houses the Army, the Army and Veterans of Foreign Wars, comes as the president has made several environmental policies, including the recent effort to close the Army’s chemical warfare center.
Trump has also issued several orders to shutter the EPA, the Department Of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA, which oversees the agency’s air and water quality, said it would also close its facilities at a cost of $1 billion over five years.
The Trump administration is seeking to make the VA and VA Medical Center in Virginia its only public health care provider in the United States, a move that critics say could force thousands of veterans to leave the country and shut down a key component of the U