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Just 6.6 percent of EPA employees are 'essential'

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Are fewer than one of every 10 Environmental Protection Agency employees essential to its work? Only federal employees classified as “essential” can work during a government shutdown. At EPA, that means just 6.6 percent of its workforce, according to Reuters. Of the agency’s 16,205 employees, a mere 1,069 will work through the shutdown. That means that taxpayers employ 15,136 people at...

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