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Despite Shutdown, Pruitt Says EPA Has Funds To Operate Until Jan. 26

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the agency has sufficient funds to fully operate at existing levels until Jan. 26 if the government, as expected, shuts down at midnight Jan. 19, although if the shutdown continues beyond next week the fate of the agency's regular operations is uncertain and Pruitt says further updates would come at that time.

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Markey Previews Pruitt Hearing Questions Over Climate, Toxics, Spending

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) is peppering EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt with numerous queries -- on topics including climate change, vehicle rules, toxics and the agency's spending practices -- previewing concerns he and other Democrats are likely to air at a Senate environment committee hearing with Pruitt later this month.

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EPA, IG at odds over BEACH Act reporting mandates

EPA is disagreeing with calls from the agency's Inspector General to increase reports to Congress on the federal beach water quality grants program.

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EPA Braces For Major Disruption From Possible Government Shutdown

EPA is bracing for a looming possible federal government shutdown that would furlough the vast majority of agency staff -- and which could have highly disruptive effects on agency operations both within Washington, D.C., and the agency's regional offices -- unless Congress extends government funding that expires at the end of Jan. 19.

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Budget Gridlock Renews Talk Of Mostly Flat EPA FY18 Funding Scenario

The ongoing federal budget stalemate that has left EPA and other agencies without final spending plans more than 100 days into fiscal year 2018 is reviving talk of a seemingly unlikely scenario in which lawmakers approve a year-long continuing resolution (CR) that only slightly tweaks current EPA funding levels, allowing it to avoid the steepest cuts to many programs.

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House lawmakers urge Congress to block AFO reporting

House lawmakers are urging their leaders to preserve an amendment to pending spending legislation that would exempt farms from air toxics reporting mandates.

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Pruitt Seeks To Halve EPA Workforce Despite Obama Administration Warning

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is pushing ahead with plans to reduce EPA's workforce by up to 50 percent at the end of President Donald Trump's first term, despite warnings from the Obama administration that retaining “top talent” at EPA is a “key challenge,” according to a transition briefing paper obtained by Inside EPA.

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NRDC says Pruitt plans to shift IRIS to toxics office

The group is urging Congress to stop an expected Trump administration plan to shift EPA's IRIS program to the agency's toxics office.

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Trump to nominate Pruitt adviser as EPA chief financial officer

Holly Greaves, President Donald Trump's nominee to be EPA's next chief financial officer, is currently senior adviser for budget and audit to Administrator Scott Pruitt.

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EPA sends TSCA fee rule for White House review

EPA's proposed rule, slated for release in February, could help ensure timely chemical reviews in the face of expected budget cuts.

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