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The Trump Shutdown Is an Environmental Crisis

30 days ago   |   By The New Republic

The Environmental Protection Agency employs about 13,000 people to protect Americans from pollution. Last week, fewer than 900 were working, the rest having been furloughed due to the government shutdown. Among those who reported for duty was Andrew Wheeler, the agency's acting administrator and President Trump's nominee to succeed ousted chief Scott Pruitt. “We are still on the job,” he insisted during his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Wheeler said the EPA is still responding to environmental emergencies-like wildfires in California, which have become a year-round event -and...
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