5 key environmental impacts of the government shutdown

Read the full story in National Geographic.

As President Donald Trump and Congress continue to wrangle over funding for a border wall and the overall 2019 budget, the federal government remains shutdown since December 22, 2018, making it the longest furlough of large numbers of government employees in U.S. history.

While politicians in Washington haggle over long and short-term budgets, the stoppage of many functions of government reverberate across the country. Here’s a look at some of the key impacts that relate to the environment:

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