The Environmental Protection Agency has run out of money amid a government shutdown that is all but expected to run into the new year and into the next session of Congress. The EPA has been operating on leftover funds from the previous year and other federal agencies doing the same may find themselves in a similar position.
“A week after the government failed to agree on a final funding bill, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to follow suit and shut down,” the Hill reported.
“The agency, which had enough funding to remain open a week after about 25 percent of the federal government officially ran out of funding, will begin furloughing employees Friday night at midnight,” the report continued.
Andrew Wheeler, the Acting Administrator of the EPA, announced his agency’s shutdown in a message obtained by the Hill: “In the event an appropriation is not passed by midnight Friday, December 28th, EPA will initiate orderly shutdown procedures.”
Some people online are commenting that the closure of the EPA may not be such a bad thing. Some other people are calling for the closure of the IRS next.
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