The White House and Congress are prepping for unprecedentedly large reductions in federal spending. According to The Hill, the new administration has embraced a proposal from the Washington, D.C.–based Heritage Foundation. The foundation’s “Blueprint for Balance,” also known as the “skinny budget,” calls for $10.5 trillion in cost savings over the next decade. While the plan purports to target redundant and underperforming programs, which would be admirable if true, it unfortunately also targets programs that are vital for the built and natural environments.