"Government Shutdown Poses ‘Seismic’ Threat to Pollution Controls"

"A US government shutdown would have deep, far-reaching consequences and imperil efforts to protect people from lead and cancer-causing chemicals, a top White House official warned Thursday.

“The effects of a lapse in appropriations would be seismic and cascade not just through the federal government but into the real economy — into our ability to support communities and protect them,” White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi told Bloomberg News. “This is a very significant risk, not just to government operations, to communities all across the country, and Congress needs to get its priorities right.”"

Jennifer A Dlouhy and Ari Natter report for Bloomberg News September 21, 2023.


"Leadership Mulls Farm Bill Odds as Shutdown Looms: Farm Briefing" (Bloomberg Environment)

"Barrasso Wants Haaland To Keep Parks Open During Shutdown" (E&E News)

"A Government Shutdown Is Looming. Here’s What it Means for National Parks." (Outside)

"US Government Shutdown: What Closes, What Stays Open?" (Reuters)

"Agency Contingency Plans in the Event of a Lapse in Appropriations" (EPA)

"Extreme House Republicans’ Chaos Is Marching Us Toward a Government Shutdown" (White House release)

Source: Bloomberg, 09/22/2023