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IG, GAO Say EPA Needs More Staffing Despite Agency’s Push For Buyouts

Top EPA Inspector General and Government Accountability Office (GAO) officials are warning lawmakers that the agency’s biggest needs to achieve its goals are more staffing and additional funding across a host of EPA offices, despite the Trump administration’s push to cut staffing including through hundreds of buyouts by the end of September.

 

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Appeals Court Blocks San Francisco Warning Law for Soda Ads

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