Watchdog Faults Federal Climate Change, Chemical Efforts (3)

March 2, 2021, 4:10 PM; Updated: March 2, 2021, 8:29 PM

Federal agencies under President Trump failed to manage climate change risks, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday that also faulted EPA chemical analysis programs.

The High-Risk Series report, which also addressed cybersecurity, public health, and fiscal responsibility programs, was the focus of a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing Tuesday. Many committee members echoed Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) in calling the report and hearing among Congress’ most important, because they provide a blueprint for improving government effectiveness.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) asked during the hearing whether the government’s failure to develop a...

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