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White House vows to veto Democrats' bill to reopen EPA

The Trump administration charged in part that it would veto Democrats' bill to reopen the government in part because it includes “excessive” funds for EPA that the administration did not request.

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Extended Shutdown Imperils EPA's Deregulatory Agenda, Worsens Morale

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 over job security at the agency.

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Democrats' bid to end shutdown fails to win Trump support

The White House rejected Democrats' plan that would have level-funded EPA through the end of FY19.

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EPA Braces For Shutdown Following Imminent End To Funding Reserves

EPA is bracing for a shutdown of all operations except essential services following the imminent end to reserve funding that it has been using to stay open amid a partial government shutdown, and is preparing an “orderly” procedure to halting its work given the ongoing impasse over legislation to fund shuttered agencies.

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Grassroots Group Eyes Push To Revive Superfund's 'Polluter Pays' Taxes

A national grassroots citizens coalition is planning once again to push for reinstating long-expired Superfund 'polluter pays' taxes, seeking to press the Democratic-controlled House into action, but one industry source doubts such a measure will secure widespread backing.

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EPA Says It Can Remain Open For 'Limited Period' During Likely Shutdown

EPA has sufficient funds to weather a short government shutdown with relatively minimal disruption to its operations, according to a new contingency plan and assurances from acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent to agency staff.

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Deal averting EPA shutdown in doubt as Trump vows to block CR

President Donald Trump is again refusing to sign a spending measure that would keep EPA open past Dec. 21 unless Congress includes $5 billion for his signature border wall.

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Congress Poised To Extend EPA Funds, Chemical Programs, Until Feb. 8

Congress is poised to vote in the coming days on a stopgap bill that will extend level funding for EPA and six other federal agencies into February, a move that will avoid a partial government shutdown while creating an early test for the new Democratic Congress to negotiate a longer-term deal with Senate Republicans and the White House.

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Trump EO could spur brownfields development

The creation of a White House revitalization council to help encourage development in disadvantaged communities could prompt greater interest in redeveloping brownfields.

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White House appears to drop government shutdown threat

“At the end of the day we don't want to shut down the government, we want to shut down the border,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

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