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Congress: Carper seeks five GAO studies on climate impacts

May 13, 2019
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), the top Democrat on the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee, is urging the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a series of studies examining how climate change threatens the environment, human health and the federal government’s fiscal exposure. His office says “the nonpartisan, fact-based reports could eventually serve as the basis for additional committee oversight and legislation.” Carper is asking GAO to look into five subject areas: the risks of nuclear waste storage from...

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