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Trump administration thaws EPA grant freeze 

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While the move brought some relief to state environmental agencies—which rely on federal funding for programs like pollution monitoring and cleanups—the hiring freeze and communications restrictions remain. 

Trump administration freezes EPA hiring and contracts

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In an unprecedented move, the administration has imposed not just a federal hiring freeze but also a suspension of grant awards and contracts by the EPA—which are for a wide range of functions, including important environmental testing work and remediation…

Trump orders federal hiring freeze, hamstrings agencies

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This freeze, which will make it more difficult for agencies to carry out their missions, is part of the opening salvo of Trump’s full-scale assault on our government’s ability to protect public health and the environment.