EPA Tour Latest Casualty of Shutdown

PHILADELPHIA, : Workers pull audio and video cables across an overpass built in the parking lot of the First Union Center 22 July 2000 in Philadelphia, site of the 2000 Republican National Convention. In the background is the skyline of downtown Philadelphia, about 2 miles from the convention center. Hundreds of workers are laboring around the clock to get the massive sports arena ready for the onslaught of delegates and media attending the convention. 
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Clare Foran
Oct. 11, 2013, 2:44 a.m.

The En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion Agency’s planned “listen­ing tour” to so­li­cit feed­back on the agency’s rules to lim­it car­bon emis­sions from ex­ist­ing power plants has ground to a halt be­cause of the gov­ern­ment shut­down, The Hill re­ports.

Ac­cord­ing to the EPA web­site, the first two stops set to take place in Bo­ston and Phil­adelphia on the 11-city tour have been post­poned. The agency prom­ises, however, that they will be res­ched­uled once the shut­down has ended.

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