When the government shutdown took affect, the EPA was one arm of the government affected and that halt in operations trickled down to United. When the shutdown occurred, we were awaiting our certification renewal to continue teaching the EPA accredited RRP lead safe training course. When that was put on hold, we were unable to teach or even schedule our next class. But, today, the EPA reopened and our application is now being processed.
Stay tuned for upcoming classes. We’ll post soon!
Did the government shutdown affect your business operations? We’d like to hear from you.
A recent poll, commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), reported 65% of the public opposed the EPA being prevented from doing its work.
About 94% of workers at the EPA were sent home during the shutdown, halting enforcement of the law and multiple efforts to write new regulations.
According to the NRDC, there were many ways the government shutdown hurt public health and the environment. Read the article here and tell us what you think.