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Extended Shutdown Imperils EPA's Deregulatory Agenda, Worsens Morale

January 04, 2019
The ongoing, indefinite government shutdown threatens to stall EPA's deregulatory agenda by sidelining staff who were working on high-profile rollbacks of Obama-era regulations and preparing to defend those efforts in court, sources say, while worsening morale and deterring new hires by raising questions about job security at the agency. Operations at EPA have been shuttered since midnight on Dec. 28, when its funding reserves ran out following the lapse in appropriations for several agencies that began on Dec. 21. While...

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