The D.C. area's local environmental stewards are among those bracing for a federal government shutdown. A shutdown would have environmental consequences for D.C. and the entire Chesapeake Bay region, officials say.
Democrat David Wu represents an Oregon district that includes a swath of Pacific coastline. In the last Congress, he got a bill through the House that would have stepped up federal efforts to study and prepare for natural disasters.
Scientists representing seven states, including Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to change rules on certain pesticides to allow farmers to better fight stink bugs.
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