PBS NewsHour

Shutdown halts many EPA safety and pollution inspections

Clip: 01/17/2019 | 5m 24s

Andrew Wheeler, the EPA's acting head, appeared before a Senate committee for confirmation hearings in his bid to keep the position on a permanent basis. But the government shutdown has brought many of the EPA's daily operations to a halt, so most safety and pollution inspections are skipped. Judy Woodruff looks at reporting by Coral Davenport of The New York Times and the AP's Ellen Knickmeyer.

Aired: 01/17/19

Rating: NR

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