In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; International; States; Sustainability; and Miscellaneous.
Excerpt from Energy and Climate Debate -
As the federal government shutdown continued last week, Congressional debates continued over a continuing resolution and the debt ceiling. The impact of the shutdown continues to progress at the agency level with the Energy Information Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announcing that they would furlough employees as leftover funding was spent last week. Only the Department of Energy continues to run at a near-normal level, but questions remain as to how long the agency and its national labs will be able to maintain their operations. General energy and environment discussions have halted as the country approaches the debt ceiling. The week ended with some optimism that a deal to increase the debt limit before the “x-date” of government default could be reached
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